Have Unshakable Faith -- Prayer Is A Must!
One of the greatest
opportunities in our lives is for us to be able to know
without a doubt that God is in control. The knowledge
we need to remain victorious in the midst of any
circumstance and to have a trusting relationship with
God comes through developing and maintaining our
relationship with Him through prayer. If we will
develop our relationship with Him, we will have a kind
of faith that is unshakable. If we know our Father in
Heaven and know that He is in control, we will know that
He has us in His hand; and no one or nothing will be
able to pluck us out or His hand. We will also know that
God is our provider; He is our Healer, our Deliverer and
our Redeemer. If we are going to continue to believe
God is in control, we must keep all areas of
communication open. We must realize and know that our
prayer life is a must and take time to pray and time to
When tests of life come, we must be maintaining our
relationship with God. We are to obey the command
of God always, and when a trying time comes in our lives
we will not loose hope while we are in the middle of a
storm. These tests come and we can get
discouraged; we can become weak and give in, but know
that with God all things are possible; that we don't
have to get discouraged. We can be encouraged and
bring encouragement and strength to others and be a
positive witness for others.
Developing a right relationship with God, allows us to
know His Word, and His Word tells us that we are not
alone. The scriptures tell us that we have been
given the Holy Spirit to assist us so that we can endure
any hardship. It is an awesome feeling to know the
Holy Spirit of God dwells with us and abides in our
hearts, to lead us, guide us and protect us. With
each right decision and with every trial we face the
assurance that the Holy Spirit lives inside us, gives
the strength that will enable us to continue to walk in
faith--the kind of faith that will build strong
confidence in the Lord, and it will build our knowledge
and strengthen our faith and we will walk through
Each day of our lives we must learn the Word of God.
His Word will train our hearts, develop our minds and
increase our faith. We can be strengthened through
trials and various ways that can help us endure
hardship. Hardships are not easy, but it does help
us develop and maintain patience that we need so we can
stand when the fire is hotter; stand when the water is
deeper; stand with our heads held high and our hands
raised to heaven. We will demonstrate our
confident trust and knowledge that we have increased our
measure of faith, the God-kind of Faith that causes us
to forever be an over-comer. When we spend time in
prayer we are not only talking but listening, and
through our renewed relationship with Christ we overcome
the deceptions of the devil; and we live by faith in and
through the redeeming blood of our Lord, Jesus.
We must obtain more than head knowledge of God's Word;
we must gain heart knowledge, putting to practice the
words and principles of Christ by developing a continual
relationship with Him through the Word of God and
prayer. A steady growth in the Word of God gives
us a greater knowledge of our redemption and helps us to
apply God's Word to our lives. When we learn and
apply God's Word to our lives, we grow steadily from
faith to faith. We stand in faith when we apply the
knowledge of our redemption in and through the blood of
It is important that we grow in our faith! We face
dangers when we do not grow in our faith. Remember
that through gaining knowledge and applying that
knowledge our loyalty will grow. If we study to
show ourselves approved in the faith, we will be able in
our time of need to hearken to, be obedient to and have
enduring confidence in and through His Word. We
will make it to the other side of the trial.
The Bible tells us that trials and temptations will
come, and they will come to steal the Word of God out of
our hearts. As we learn the scriptures and find
truth that will set us free, the Bible says Satan comes
to cause us to doubt the truth and divinity of God's
Word. Whether we remain, whether we stand or fall,
we must know that the scriptures are true and will set
us free and put us on a path that will bring an
everlasting Joy to our soul.
A story from the Old Testament comes to mind concerning
three Hebrews and the testing of their faith. They
were told that if they prayed they would be cast into a
fiery furnace. They were told to deny their God
and they could live, but if they did not deny they would
burn. The threat didn't matter to these men.
They knew that they had a choice, and they knew the
consequences for their choice to worship God.
These three men chose to worship the only true God in
spite of the penalty they would have to face. It
is by using that kind of faith that builds the
confidence we need to do the will of God.
Consider the life of Daniel, a man that was honored by
the king because of his wisdom. Daniel was one of
many counselors to the king, and the other counselors
were jealous of Daniel. They could not find
anything against him so they convinced the king to make
a law, and that law would affect Daniel's life.
The new law was that everyone in the kingdom would have
to worship only the king and no one could worship anyone
or anything for one month. Daniel withstood the
new law; he continued to pray to God. He was cast
into the lions' den because he disobeyed the king, but
God's laws are higher than man's laws; and God is the
only one we will worship and the only one we pray to.
We know we will always be watched over when we are
obeying our Creator. God watched over Daniel; He
watched over the three Hebrew children, and He is
watching over you. The scripture says He watches
over His Word to complete it.
Today take the opportunity to know that God is watching
over you and watching over His promises. We can
sometimes wonder about many things, but the one thing we
can be sure of is that faith in God is a must, and in
order to have faith in God's Word we must know and act
upon His teachings (be learners and doers of) His Word.
It is by knowing and exercising unshakable faith in
Jesus Christ that we can resist temptation and gain
forgiveness through redemption. It truly is faith
in the Blood of Jesus that allows us to walk day by day
in the Love of God knowing that He has His protective
hands around us leading and guiding gently through our
"And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the
promise" (Hebrews 6:15).
"Father, I come before you and ask your blessing on the
lives of each person reading or hearing these words.
I pray, Father, that as these words have filled their
ears they will come to an understanding and knowledge
that is You who brought us here. I pray that we be
encouraged to apply Your Word in our lives. I pray
each person will have a hunger, a desire to be filled
with Your Spirit and a working knowledge of Your Word.
Thank you, Father, for Your love and Your gift of a new
life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen."