Sunday, December 16, 2007

Faith and Prayer

"So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive...Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God...For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. ” (Matthew 21:21a-22; Phillipians 4:6; Matthew 6:8 NKJV) Christmas is a time of faith...of redemption, trusting in God, new beginnings, and miracles. When we pray, we are to have that not only will our prayers be heard, but they will be answered. When we pray we are to go into it believing that God has already answered our prayers. God knows our needs, wants, and desires of our hearts before we even ask Him, therefore He is already at work on it. But we must remember that things happen in God's time, not ours...and sometimes He answeres our prayers differently that we expect or want. But. have faith just as Mary did when she said yes to God, that not only will our prayers be answered...they already are!! Love, Beau