I heard a story the other day of a man who sued God and His church, it seems he opened a bar next door to a Church, the Pastor and the people felt compelled to pray that God would shut it down, so they gathered for a week and prayed.
Two weeks later, lightning hit the bar and it burnt to the ground, while nothing else around it was destroyed. The bar owner heard about the Pastor and Church praying to close his bar and sued them.
In court the bar owners case was explained about how his place was prayed over for God to close it, the judge listened intently, then he called the Pastor to give his testimony, the Judge asked did you really pray that his bar would be shut down?
The Pastor said yes, well kind of we didn't believe God would really do it!
The Judge shook his head; then he said this, I am perplexed, here I have a bar owner who believes that prayer works and God answers prayer and a Pastor and Church who isn't sure if prayers work or if God answers prayers!
How can this be?
Many times we pray and go through the motions, but we pray doubting God will answer.
Then we wonder why God won't answer our prayers the way we prayed? When we doubt God when we pray, He has already answered that prayer.
Over the years, God has answered our prayers in only ways He could, day after day He answers them, and we have learned never come before Him doubting.
My health keeps me at bay, and every day I come before His throne and pray to have the strength to get out of bed, and accomplish His plans, wherever He leads I will follow, and I mean every day!
What about you? Do you doubt when you pray? If so ask God who gives us wisdom and faith, to forgive your doubts, to give your faith strength instead of fear, believe me, He will do it!
Are you ready to see God move in your life? Then pray without doubting! And watch Him move the mountains in His way!
God’s word says this:
“Jesus replied to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, everything you pray and ask for — believe that you have received it and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you your wrongdoing.”Mark 11:22-25 CSB
“Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God — who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly — and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord, being double-minded and unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8 CSB
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