Pastor's Corner – Jan 6, 2023
If God is “all-knowing” why should you pray?
If God loves you, why should you have to ask Him for stuff? Great questions!
First, we need to understand what prayer means. Prayer is talking to God and LISTENING to God. This reciprocal process leads to building a relationship with Him. Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
When your prayers are based on your relationship with God, your needs get met. When you love God and spend time with Him, His Word says: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
Does that make sense to you?
God has a level of blessing in mind for you that your natural eye can’t see nor can your natural mind comprehend. And when you pray, He reveals things to you by His Spirit. When that happens, your faith grows, and you are able to receive what God wants you to have. I’m sharing this with you because I’m praying that Faith Church will develop a lifestyle of prayer – praying all the time, everywhere you go, in the middle of all that you do. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1Peter 5:7).
God cares about every detail of your life. So, when you become anxious about something, talk to Him about it. And don’t forget to read His Word. If you do that, when a problem comes up you can say, “Father, you said in Your Word You would do this for me,” then quote the promise and stand on it.
Faith Church, “Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive them.”
Pastor Aubrey Miller