Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV) 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
God said that if you’ll ask, it shall be given. If you seek, you’ll find. If you knock it will be opened to you. But some might say they did ask but it wasn’t given. Here’s where you need to know the other scriptures:
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.
James 4:3 (KJV) 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
As I have been saying all along, everything we do must be done in faith. If you’re praying for something that’s not in line with God’s Word, don’t expect the answer because you can’t pray in faith if it doesn’t line up with God’s Word. And, as we’ve already discussed, you can’t pray in faith if you don’t know what God’s will is in that situation.
Likewise, if you start out in faith according to God’s Word but you get weary and start wavering and vacillating in your stand, don’t expect the answer. You have negated your faith-filled prayers. You have to have bulldog faith and determine not to give up or quit if you want to see your desired results!
Continued next time – Pamela