Praying in Faith, as a Christian you must have heard about it thousands of times; this time I grasped it differently and greatly impacted on me. When we pray in Faith, we do so basing our prayers on a Covenant, a pledge or a promise made by God to his people…and this is one of the basic ideas in the Bible, a God of Promise….a Promise Keeper.
Through the diverse bible lessons, we are taught about how a relationship between God and Man starts off and how it should end…it begins by “God making promises to his people; the people met God’s conditions; they believed Him and were blessed. When you look at the story of Noah we see that at Stage 1: God revealed His Will and made a promise… “I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But, I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark – you and your sons and your wife and your son’s wives with you.” In Stage 2: Noah met the conditions God established for Noah did everything just as God commanded him. In Stage 3: Noah believed God and received the blessings. Noah and his sons and his wife and his son’s wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood”. (Gen.6:17 – 18,22;7:6-7).” Masterlife: The Disciple’s Victory
God makes a will and promise to his people; our part is to meet God’s conditions, and believe in HIM. We get excited to learn about the promises that God has made to his people for they are great promises…like to raise a pauper to sit with the Prince, to be co-heir with Jesus Christ. These great promises in the Bible should stir us to desire to fulfill our part by meeting the conditions God establishes how a child of God should live in this world. Believe…. the automatic response of a Christian about their belief in God is an affirmative Yes. I have learnt that to believe in God is to believe in his Word. If I am a Christian who does not tithe; doesn’t that make me a robber/thief before God? If I am a Christian and careless or not mindful of the things of God; doesn’t that categorize me as the five foolish virgins who had no oil for their lamps when the groom finally came…and the door was shut on them? To believe God is to pay heed to his Word.
The Lord Jesus Christ gave as a promise that when we “First seek the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness; then all other things shall be added to us….that is a promise and our assurance is that God is not Man to lie.