No matter what else you’re doing, you can always be praying!
Prayer is like breathing, just breathing the Holy Spirit all the time. Stay in constant communication with the Lord, constantly thinking about Him, and you will be anointed and Spirit-led in everything you do! If you’re praying about what you’re doing and asking God for wisdom, He has promised to give it to you! (Jam.1:5)
The Lord can save you a lot of work, a lot of trouble and a lot of time if you’ll just pray first before you start a job. Pray about it and ask the Lord to help you and lead you, even if it’s just a word–”Jesus, please help me!” You can pray in a split second and get the answer back quick, but if you lean on your own understanding and your own wisdom you’re apt to make a sad mistake!
So “pray without ceasing!” (1The.5:17) Ask the Lord about everything, every problem, every decision, and make sure you’re doing what He wants you to do. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He WILL direct your paths!” (Pro.3:6)
The Word of God is the foundation of faith!
How do you get faith? It is a gift of God and it’s available to you or anyone else who wants it. You just have to want it and ask for it. The problem is, most people don’t want it until they need it! And then they suddenly find they don’t have the faith they need because they have no background of faith or trusting God’s Word, no foundation! After all, how can they have faith in something they know little or nothing about?
Just as no good building is without a good foundation, there is no faith without the Word, because faith in God is built on His Word! So if you feel like you’re weak in faith, there’s a simple cure: God’s Word will increase your faith!
Faith comes, it grows, by hearing the Word of God. (Rom.10:17) As you faithfully read and study the Word, as you meditate on it and even memorise it, every word will inspire, strengthen and increase your faith! Fill your mind and heart with positive, encouraging, strengthening, faith-building thoughts from His Word and you’ll soon be amazed at the faith you’ll have!–True faith, the kind that can stand any test, the kind that works miracles and the kind that lasts, built on the solid rock foundation of His Truth!
But the provision is there for you! God has made lots of promises for our healing throughout the entire Bible, God’s personal Word to each of us. “There are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: That by these ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature.” (2Pet.1:4) These are promises which we can claim and expect Him to fulfil! This is also where your faith will come from. “Faith comes”–it grows–”by hearing the Word of God.” (Rom.10:17) Read it prayerfully and His Word will give you faith!
You can’t say, “I’m trusting the doctor, but I won’t take his pills. I’m under physician’s care, but I don’t like to follow his prescriptions.” You have to follow through and obey in whatever you’re putting your faith in.–And if it is the Lord, you’re going to take the Scriptural pills and follow the treatment He prescribes: You will quote and claim His promises and stand on the Word!
Only Jesus can save you!
Some people ask, “Why can’t you just leave Jesus out of it? Why do you have to use that Name?–Why can’t you just say God, and speak of God’s Love, and find Salvation through His Name?” Well, the answer is simple: These are God’s conditions!
“There is only One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus!” And “There is none other Name given among men whereby ye must be saved.” Jesus Himself said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father but by Me!” (1Tim.2:5; Acts 4:12; Jn.14:6)
But what about the Jews and the Muslims and the Hindus and the Buddhists and the Humanists and all the rest of the World? Can’t they be saved? Yes, they can ALL get saved, regardless of their religion! Even if they don’t have any religion they can still be saved!–Through Jesus! No man gets into Heaven any other way! (Jn.10:7-9) Now you can take that or leave it! Either Jesus told the Truth, and He’s the only Way to get to God and Heaven and to be saved, or He isn’t. Which will you believe?
“On Christ the solid Rock I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand!”
Are you trusting in Jesus to save you?