Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Praying in Faith? Part 2

I've come to some conclusions about this whole thing of praying in faith. One of the lessons God taught me during my time in the desert was that he wanted me to place my faith in him rather than in the things I thought he would do. That seemed to be the crux of the matter in how I prayed, and even what I prayed for. Not that God couldn't or wouldn't answer my prayers, but that my trust must be in my loving Father no matter what.

As the past four years have gone by that lesson is one that seemed to have faded a bit. Not totally forgotten, but I did need a reminder. In my case the answer to the question of praying in faith is to continue praying for the situation, to even desire it immensely, and then to trust the Father to simply do the right thing. I remember that my identity is that of a child of God, a brother and co heir with the King of Kings, and not in a job or title. Whether I do a certain thing or not, I am beloved of the Creator of the universe. It doesn't get any better than that.

My faith is in the God who loves me, no matter what. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


AmyW said...

Good stuff in your Praying in Faith? posts. Looking forward to hearing how it all works out.

co_heir said...

Thanks Amy. Me too. :)

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