1 – God’s wisdom is hidden for us, not from us. Jesus is our wisdom and we have the mind of Christ. That really covers it all.
1 Corinthians 2:7 (KJV) 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
2 – God hears the prayers of the righteous. What a blessing to know that Almighty God really hears our prayers! That should give you confidence to pray and expect answers, when you pray in faith according to His Word. Praise the Lord of glory!
1 Peter 3:12a (KJV) 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
3 – Strong desire to have something from God is NOT faith. Faith is believing what God’s Word says and then acting on it. As we respond to what He has already given us by His grace, that’s when we’re walking by faith and not by sight. Your five physical senses want to “see it first” and then believe. But God says that we are to “believe first” and then we’ll see our desired results. This is totally opposite of the world’s way of thinking. That’s why it’s utterly important that we renew our minds to what God has to say in His Word if we want to walk in the blessings that He has for us.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV) 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
4 – If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
This is so true in the natural realm but even more important in the spiritual realm. God’s truth in your heart should be the priority in all you do and you should never, never, never back down from your position, no matter what others say. If you only believe God’s Word when it’s convenient, you don’t really believe it. And that, dear brothers and sisters, it why many Christians don’t get answers to their prayers.
Wavering is unbelief and unbelief doesn’t get prayers answered.
James 1:6-8 (KJV) 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Hebrews 3:12 (KJV) 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Hebrews 3:19 (KJV) 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:11 (KJV) 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
The Israelites couldn’t enter into the Promised because of their unbelief. And so it is with us. We can’t enter into the promises of god by way of unbelief. We must get rid of the unbelief and stand whole-heartedly on God’s Word.
5 – Here’s the antidote to Murphy’s Law: Whatever can go right will go right at the most opportune time. Pray this daily and watch the results. As it gets into your heart, your spirit will look for ways to get you to the right place at the right time for things to work in your favor.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (KJV) Read this and rejoice!