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“If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer a him a scorpion? If ye the, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:11-13
Believe in the goodness of God.
Believe in your relationship with Him as a child of the heavenly Father.
Believe that He always seeks to give you His best (ex. John 3:16). I often refer to God as the Good Father who gives good gifts to His children in my prayer time. It’s something we must hold on to and depend upon.
Believe that God knows how to answer our prayers. I am a mom who is not perfect, but I love my children to distraction. I want what’s best for them. If they ask for food, surely I will not make a stone sandwich and expect them to eat. I want them to experience good things. I want them to be satisfied with the goodness of my house. God is perfect in all that He is and does, so doesn’t He too have the same aspirations and love toward them that are His? He is not aloof but caring. He is not unapproachable; rather, He invites us to ask for the good.
We have to step out of ourselves and believe with childlike faith that our heavenly Father knows and cares about our petitions that go up before Him. This is a trust issue in our relationship with Him. We rely on Him to supply: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 4:19). He is well able and wants to answer our prayers. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive,” (Matthew 21:22, emphasis mine).
Believe it today.
And, the most precious gift of all that He is more than willing to give to those who ask is the gift of the “Holy Spirit.” We need the “Holy Spirit!” He is our comforter (John 14:16). He is our sealed promise (Ephesians 1:13). “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us,” (Romans 5:5). The “Holy Spirit” teaches us the things of God, (1 Corinthians 2:12-13). We need the gift of the “Holy Spirit” in order to make it in this world. Therefore, ask with a believing heart, and God will give!
Believing prayer is powerful prayer!
Modified excerpt taken from 4 Keys to Powerful Prayer
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