Acts And Utterances
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
The process described above is, ask in prayer, believe you have received, and you will have them. Sounds simple, especially the first part, all you need to do is ask in prayer. But the second step seems to be the challenging part. How do I measure, the level of my believe, since I oftentimes feel that I believe, yet nothing happens afterwards?
To truly believe, is to have a firm and wholehearted conviction about a matter, to be fully persuaded that something is real and genuine. The kind of persuasion described here can not leave the believer the same if it is real. There generally will be a change, in the thinking patterns, acts and utterances.
My point is, when you have prayed, and are believing God for answers, there necessarily must be a change in the way you think, act and speak about the matters in your prayers. If your thoughts, acts and speech are still the same, then believe me, you have not believed.
Do you remember Hannah, the mother of Samuel? After her encounter with Eli at Shiloh, the Bible says, she went her way and ate, and her countenance was no longer sad. For those changes to be observable on Hannah, it means that her thoughts changed after prayers. She truly dropped her burdens at Shiloh.
What is that weight on your heart if you have truly prayed? Why are you still so heavily burdened if you’ve spoken to the burden bearer? Try and think in agreement with the expected answers, and align your acts and speech to your expectations. Like Hannah, stop crying, go your way and eat, and wipe the sad lines off your face.
Very soon, we will celebrate the result of your visit to Shiloh, the son for whom you prayed.
Pray, believe, receive.
By Rev. Owolabi Oluwole Cc : @dtempletv @omegavoice @crownsamueltv