Prayer Answering God
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3
Our God is a prayer answering God!
Our God does not store prayers, He answers them! We should be
confident that He answers prayers. We should be confident that whenever we ask for anything from Him, He would gladly respond to us favourably. And since we know our Father hears us whenever we make our requests according to His will, we should be encouraged to always call upon Him. The Bible says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
1 John 5:14-15
3 ways to trigger answers to our prayers:
1. The way of Knowledge!
Do you know the God you are praying to? Do you have the faintest idea of the God you are calling upon? Your Knowledge of God is highly critical to your expectation of answers. I make a bold statement that we are not serving or worshipping the god of Baal who could not respond or answer his prophets at mount Carmel. The Bible says, “And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.”
1 Kings 18:26
As Christians, we are serving the true God, the God of Elijah, who answered by fire! We don’t need to hurt or inflict ourselves in the bid to command answers from a loving and caring Father. No! God will give us that which we need, and that right early. Abraham’s servant commanded a speedy answer from God when he prayed. (Read Genesis 24:10-22)
2. The way of Faith!
Most times, answers to our prayers are not delivered due to our faithlessness. Hence, Apostle James enjoined us to always ask in faith!
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
James 1:6
Faith is believing that our desired request or blessing has already been given or released from heaven! Whenever we stretch forth our hands in faith to God, our answers will cascade down in torrents. Do you have faith in God? Do you believe in His capacity and ability to give you what you want? Please try by all means to boost your faith in God. How, you may ask. By the Word, of course! Faith comes by hearing the Word! Remember also that if human fathers can give appropriate gifts to their children, then how much greater can our heavenly Father do for us. The Bible says, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
Matthew 7:11
3. The way of Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a powerful spiritual way to commanding answers from God! Jesus Christ embraced this pathway a lot during His earthly ministry. He was in the habit of giving thanks to His Father. To feed 5,000 people, He gave thanks! To bring Lazarus back to life, He gave thanks. If you and I can embrace this vital way of thanksgiving, we will cheaply procure answers to our prayers.
I decree and declare that you will always command remarkable results in life via your heartfelt prayers in Jesus mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe