{Believe}


Welcome to my new ongoing Monday series, Prayer from A to Z, where you’ll receive coaching and encouragement to make your prayer life soar.
Believe
One of the most essential components to a powerful and effective prayer life is our willingness to believe. Not some utopian, fairy-tale type of belief that mocks reality, but a rock solid, deeply personal, I know the character of Almighty God and nothing is impossible for Him—including dealing with my current reality belief.
We must believe that our prayers matter and can make a permanent and eternal difference in our lives and the lives of others, and we must believe that God not only always hears our prayers, but that He is omnipotent and able to accomplish the seemingly impossible.
Once these issues are settled in our minds and hearts, our prayers hold the capacity to literally move heaven and earth.
When we believe, we please God (See Hebrews 11:6).
When we refuse to cease praying because we believe that God has spoken and will move, our prayers will accomplish greater things than Jesus accomplished (See John 14:12).
When we believe, rivers of living water will flow out of our innermost being. (See John 7:38).
This week, regardless of the circumstances swirling around you, believe. Believe that God is listening. Believe that He hears you. Believe that He is greater.
Today, sweet sisters, I invite you to pray bold, daring prayers. And believe.
For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it. (Mark 11:24)
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. (John 14:12)


7 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

This week, regardless of the circumstances swirling around you, believe. Believe that God is listening. Believe that He hears you. Believe that He is greater.


I will hand onto these words this week!

AmyAlves said...

Julie, I am overcome with encouragement and excitement while reading your words! You pulled them straight from scripture and from the very soul of what God is up to... in YOU today! Thank you for sharing! -Sweet Blessings, Amy

Susan Stilwell said...

Love this, Julie -- Blessed is he who believes yet has not seen! Our great God is ABLE and will fulfill every promise to us!

Hester's Heart said...

Thank you Julie, I'm excited to learn more as you go through each letter. I really appreciate your message today. It spoke directly to my heart as I am struggling through a few things this week. This is an uplifting reminder.

Thank you and God bless you sweet sister,

Love, Hester :)

Sheila said...

So I'll be the only one to comment from the flip side.

I WANT to believe. I WANT to pray prayers that KNOW He hears and He moves. But I'm struggling.
I can accept the answers that don't match up to the ones I want. But what about the ones asking God for peace, joy, help out of the depression pit, the lonliness. Asking to see His light and His power. Asking for godly people to come into our lives.

I will try to pray like you suggest. But when you already feel defeated, from what you wrote, it seems useless.

Hanging in there.

Sheila said...

So I'll be the only one to comment from the flip side.

I WANT to believe. I WANT to pray prayers that KNOW He hears and He moves. But I'm struggling.
I can accept the answers that don't match up to the ones I want. But what about the ones asking God for peace, joy, help out of the depression pit, the lonliness. Asking to see His light and His power. Asking for godly people to come into our lives.

I will try to pray like you suggest. But when you already feel defeated, from what you wrote, it seems useless.

Hanging in there.

Jen said...

Julie, thanks for your kind words & your visit to my blog! :) This is such an encouragement - it's so amazing to see the many ways that God answers our prayers when we believe enough to ask! :) Thank you for sharing!!

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