Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
For the past several weeks, my pastor has been preaching on the armour of God taken from Ephesians 6. He has taken several weeks for each piece as he teaches the importance of having on the WHOLE armour. This past Wednesday, he preached on the importance of "putting on" a prayer life. EVERY Christian should earnestly pray as they pour out their heart to God. As he had us turn to Hebrews 11:6, he pointed out how we as Christians will go to God in prayer but yet do not believe that God will actually answer our prayers. We ask God to supply a need but we really don't have the faith that this verse is talking about. What we need to do is believe that God DOES hear and WILL answer our prayers, according to His will.
Pastor also challenged each of us to claim a promise from God's Word and read or say that verse each time we pray. Get a promise from God's Word, claim that promise and expect God to answer.
Here are a couple of my favorite promises:
Jeremiah 33: 3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
Philippians 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
In our Bible time this morning, Momma shared one of her favorite promises with us found in II Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him..."
Do you have a favorite promise? Leave a comment telling us why the verse is so special to you.