Are You Praying Much but Getting Little or No Results?

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Praying, praying, praying – that’s what we do as Christians and we love to do it! However, ask yourself this question: am I getting results or am I just continuing to pray and pray and pray because it makes me feel like I’m doing something?

My observation is that most people are not getting the results they desire when they pray. So, I ask the question – why?

Let’s look at the book of Joshua. Here we see that God has chosen Joshua to take up Moses’ mantle and lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. In chapter three, we notice that they are faced with crossing the Jordan River which at this time was at its peak. What did God tell them to do?

He said that the priests were to dip their feet in the Jordan and stay firm. Then they would be able to cross it. What God didn’t say was that they should wait ’til they saw the dried up river before crossing. What does this mean?

Well, as you know, with God, it’s the opposite of the way the world thinks. They say seeing is believing but God says that we have to believe first and then we will see! This is vital if you want to get God’s results when you pray.

The Jordan was not going to dry up before they stepped out in faith. They had to step out and do what God told them and then they would see the miracle right before their eyes. They did and it happened just like God said it would.

Joshua 3:16-17 (KJV) 16  That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
17  And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

The waters of the Jordan rose up like a wall and the ground dried up and they walked over just like God told them to do! But, they had to step out in faith before they saw the miracle. And that’s what we have to do.

Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Notice that you have to believe you receive the answer to your prayer BEFORE you see it – in order to see it. That’s God’s method and it works. It doesn’t matter whether or not you like His method, that’s the way it works. And if you want God’s results, you have to do things God’s way because His way always works!

I’m so thankful that God has made a way for us to overcome every circumstance and situation we will ever face on planet earth. What an awesome God we serve!

Joshua 3:13-17 (KJV) 13  And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
14  And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
15  And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
16  That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
17  And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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