Luke 6:46-49 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
We have to build our faith on the Word of God, brick by brick. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing! “Well it’s been impossible for me.” Get back in the Word and you’ll find that nothing is impossible. He never said you wouldn’t have problems just because you received Jesus as your Lord. He said, “You’re going to have trials and tribulations – but be of good cheer, I’ve overcome the world! Here where satan is the god of this world, I’m calling you an overcomer. I’m giving you the power. I’m giving you the blood. I’m giving you the angels. I’m giving you the name of Jesus. And you are an overcomer!”
A lot of times, we pray too quickly. Have you ever done that? You just say a prayer, but it’s a prayer that requires faith. We should think about it a little bit. James Tan said we’ve lost the art of meditation and contemplation. That means just sitting with the Lord, listening; taking a verse of scripture – one verse – and letting it get buried on the inside of you until nobody could move that verse out of you. You might have read that verse a hundred times, but look at it again afresh and anew so you’ve got a nail in a sure place and can be bold with your prayer, believing and not being moved by what you see. God loves that; He loves it when you see the end of your faith.
Think about the most important thing that’s on your plate right now and find a scripture that gives you God’s will on it. Even if you know the scripture, look at it in your Bible and think about it, then make your request. Your faith is what changes everything. That’s why it’s so important that you saturate yourself with the Word. Maybe it’s a problem area or something that’s hard for you to believe. If something’s gone on for 20 years, sometimes it’s hard to believe it can change. I would take the Word of God on that subject and meditate it, sing about it, listen to it on YouTubes or podcasts. There are so many ways you can hear the Word of God. But just center in on that place where you need it the most, especially the things you’ve been believing for years and know it’s the will of God. If it hasn’t come to pass, go back and take a look, then meditate that Word…and you’ll start seeing some answers.