Have you been feeling that your prayers are not getting answered in the time you are hoping for them to be answered? I also have felt this way time to time and God constantly reminds me to keep trusting in Him and leaning on Him. (Proverbs 3:5-6). At the beginning of this month however, my faith was increased dramatically as I saw an increase in prosperity in my life as well as those around me.
As I looked back at my prayer journal, everything I had written down and asked God for, He blessed me and my family with. Therefore, I am writing this article today because I know God wants to increase your faith in Him today for this season of great harvest we are in.
The dictionary defines Hope as “to expect with confidence”, and Faith is “firm belief in something for which there is no proof”. When you act in a spirit of HOPE, you ignite the spirit of FAITH! The two actions go together in order for them to create a sign that God is at work in your life. It’s the reality of what we HOPE for, and the evidence or FAITH of things we cannot see.
We read this in Hebrew 11:1-3, which I call the ultimate faith verse:
“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke, and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.”
You may be asking, “Rhonda, how do I gain prosperity like you did?” Excellent, question! As you know, we always look to the Word of God for answers to our questions. In Matthew 6:33 the Bible shows us exactly how to gain what God is planning to give us; “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and ALL these things will be given to you as well.”
Did you see that word…ALL? Our heavenly Father says, seek Him first in order to receive ALL He desires to give you. Are you doing this today? Are you looking to God as your source of everything?
If not, I suggest you start there. This is what I do each morning; I wake up, pray, read the Word of God and worship with my Heavenly Father. As you and I look to God and follow His voice in obedience, directives for the day are given out to each one of us.
Remember, the verse “Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you.” (Matthew 7:7)
This is exactly what I do each and every day and you can as well:
3 Steps to Increased Faith
- Ask the Lord what He wants you to do today;
- Ask Him to provide for all you need for the day; and
- Step into FAITH, believing for Him to come through, knowing God always comes through on time.
As children of God we can be very excited for this season and all that it promises to bring to each one of us. Exercise your Faith today, asking and watching God work in your life to give you beyond what your heart desires.