So what’s the big deal about quoting and confessing God’s Word? Why can’t I just shoot up an SOS to God and expect an answer? Glad you asked. Read on.
As I have observed Christians over the years, I have noticed that many of them just shoot up a prayer – even a begging prayer – and hope it sticks. If it works, great; if not, so be it. In fact, they probably don’t even expect their prayers to be answered!
So what’s the problem? The probably is that they probably love the Lord but they don’t love and honor His Word. God and His Word are One. You can’t really know God outside of His Word because He is the Word! And how can you have faith in God outside His Word because that’s where faith is?
How can you have faith for healing if you don’t know that it’s God’s will to heal everyone, every time? And you only know that through His Word. This is where many people miss it. They go by someone else’s experience and put their faith in that rather than what God has actually said in His Word.
Our Heavenly Father is a Covenant-keeping God Who honors His Word. He’s faithful, faithful, faithful but unless you know Him through His Word, you wouldn’t be able to pray in faith and expect His results.
Having said all that, let me ask a question. Why don’t people get into God’s Word and learn Who He is? One reason is that most people, in any given situation, will take the path of least resistance. But that’s rarely the best solution. Most people are headed in the wrong direction – downstream. But when you do things God’s way, it’s like swimming upstream and that takes effort and perseverance.
Living the Christian life is not hard, it’s impossible apart from the Holy Spirit helping us. Christianity is not for the lazy or faint-hearted. It’s for those who will grab hold of God’s Word, dig in, and discover His hidden truths that will set them free to live the victoriously life He has for them.
John 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 14:10-11 (KJV) 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.