Prayer is one of the greatest gifts that God gave men. But how do we pray? Do we plead and beg? Do we make deals and promises? Jesus knew that the world of prayer might be confusing for us and he gave us very easy to follow instructions. He said when you pray say. . .
Hopefully we all know our lord’s prayer, but what I want to talk about today is the simple instruction of . . . . say. Prayer isn’t prayer unless you open your mouth and speak. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t know your deepest needs and desires but it is a law.
In Mark 11:23 Jesus said: 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.
This scripture teaches us the importance of faith attitude we should have when we pray. Apart from believing which by the way is stated once we should speak with authority. Note that speaking is mentioned three times. You might not be a math genius but we all know that three is greater than one. The more times something is mentioned, the more importance it has. Speak like you do when you order food at your favorite restaurant. Boldly state what you want from God because you know you have the faith required for its fulfillment.
This by the way works for everyone whether Christian or not. This is a universal law like gravity. Whatever you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart will surely come to pass. This means that you will have both the positive and the negative. If you don’t want the negative then don’t say negative things.
Starting today say things that will reinforce in you positive ideas that will become a healthy habit. Let us develop a habit of speaking life instead of death to our lives so that we may live abundantly.
Have a blessed Sunday.