Ask in Faith, Expect an Answer!

CBN.comFive Faith-Building Steps To A Powerful Prayer Life

1. Endure: Don’t lose heart. Keep praising God for His goodness. (James 1:1-4)

James encourages us to “consider it all joy” when we encounter trials that test our faith. That may sound difficult. But as we endure these trials, pressing on in faith and believing God has our best interests at heart, we will emerge from the experience “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Often, God allows us to go through difficult challenges because those very experiences shape us to receive the answer He has already prepared. Even in the midst of pain, if we can press on — praying, standing on His Word, believing His promises — we will see His goodness bring us to a better place.

2. Stop worrying: Ask God for wisdom concerning your situation. (James 1:5)

God gives wisdom to everyone who asks Him. He gives it generously. He doesn’t think any less of us for asking. In fact, He loves it when we come to Him with our concerns. But the catch is, we have to ask for wisdom to get it. Too many of us reason out problems and come up with solutions on our own — coming to God only as a last resort. God tells us in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” If we come to Him as soon as we encounter difficulties, He promises to give us His perspective on our situation. He can show us ways to deal with our trials that may never have occurred to us.

3. Deal with doubt: Come to God in faith — and expect an answer! (James 1:6-8)

When you ask God for help, remember that He is faithful. When Jesus invited Peter to walk with Him on the water, Peter was able to do it — as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus and focused on his circumstances — looking at the waves around him and the water beneath him, he sank. When you ask God for help, focus on His Word and what He is speaking to your heart to believe for, rather than letting your faith be determined by your situation.

4 Remember: God is not limited by your circumstances. (James 1:9-11)

By the world’s standards, wealthy people have the greatest range of opportunities because they have the resources to make their dreams come true. They can afford the best the world has to offer, and can gain power and influence through their wealth. In contrast, God is not impressed by a person’s wealth, but rather by our willingness to believe Him and by obedience in what He has told us to do. If we are rich in faith, there are no limits to what God can accomplish through us!

5 Persevere: Keep your eyes on God, and thank Him for the victory! (James 1:12)

Through persevering in prayer in each trying situation, praising God and believing in His goodness, we will build the character we need in order to receive all that God has for us without being overwhelmed. And each situation we emerge from in triumph is a small picture of the victory that awaits all believers someday when we receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him!

 

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53 Comments

  • analyn

    Panginoon maraming salamat at ipinamulat mo sa akin na akoy nagkamali dahil sa pagsubok n ito n nararanasan ko mas naging malapit ako syo mas humahanap ako ng paraan para mkilala k p salamat sa site n ito ng 700 club asia marami p pala akong dapat matutuhan sayo..marami ng beses n tunay n humiling lang ako sayo agad mong ibinibigay at lubos ko itong ipinapapasalamat syo..gusto kong humingi ng tawad s iyo n minsan ay nakaklimot at nagpapabaya sa mga aral mo kung hindi p magkaroon ng mbigat n problema ay hind kita maalala,ngaun minuminuto tinatawag kita humihingi ng awa at habag upang agad agad ay tugunin ang ipinanalangin para bang ung kantang LORD PATAWAD,.patawad Panginoon pagkakamali ang nagawa kong hindi sumunod sa utos mo isa akong mkasalanan na akala ko tama ngunit sadya plang msama ngaun n kailangan kong pagbayaran ang pag kakamali kong ito sana Panginoon patawarin mo ako linisin mo ako at ipinapangako ko hindi ko n uulitin.hindi po ako humihiling ng kung anu anung bagay n makapagpapaginhawa sa aking buhay ang nais ko lang po akoy inyong tulungan bigyan ng katatagan malampasan ang lahat ng dinaranas n hirap at mapabuti ang aking pamilya at asawa n nagttrabaho sa malayo.panginoon ko tulungan mo po ako sa kinakaharap kong prblemang pinansyal ikaw npo ang bahala wala n po akong maisip n malalapitan gusto ko pong makawala n sa utang higit po ayokong mawala sa amin ang aming tahanan at sana rin po matulungan ko rin ang kapitbahay ko pareho kmi ng sitwasyon Panginoon ko ikaw n bahala .ipinapanalangin ko rin po ung taong sumusingil sa aming pagkakautang masakit at mapanghusga pero pinabayaan ko nlng po syang magsalita ng mga bagay tinanggap ko nlng po ang mga paratang nya nawa po panginoon hipuin mo amg kanyang puso para sa amin n mapagbigyan p kmi ng panahon para mkabayad..Salamat Panginoon dinggin nyo po ang aming panalangin amen

    • Salamat sa pagshare, Analyn.
      Tunay na ang Dios ay tapat kailanman.
      Juan 1:12 Datapuwa’t ang lahat ng sa kaniya’y nagsitanggap, ay pinagkalooban niya sila ng karapatang maging mga anak ng Dios, sa makatuwid baga’y ang mga nagsisisampalataya sa kaniyang pangalan.
      Mateo 11: 28Magsiparito sa akin, kayong lahat na nangapapagal at nangabibigatang lubha, at kayo’y aking papagpapahingahin. 29Pasanin ninyo ang aking pamatok, at magaral kayo sa akin; sapagka’t ako’y maamo at mapagpakumbabang puso: at masusumpungan ninyo ang kapahingahan ng inyong mga kaluluwa. 30Sapagka’t malambot ang aking pamatok, at magaan ang aking pasan.

  • ma. cristina z. nardo

    thank you lord sa lahat napakabuti nyo po sa amin yong hiniling kopo sa inyo na sna dna ma dialisis kuya ko salamat po at bumaba napo creatinin nya thank you so much tunay mgapong napakabuti mo praised god thank you so much po

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