23 " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
I heard a great sermon today on believing. The pastor pointed out that when you are outside of a situation, you feel strong in your beliefs. It is easy to lift a person up in prayer during their times of trouble or sorrow, to stand firm and pray with passion. To believe.
But, when the situation becomes personal, we struggle, our faith easily shaken. We know we believe, we want to believe...
Believing is never perfection. There is no such thing as perfect faith.
To believe, there needs to be a deeply passionate commitment to prayer and fasting.
To have a passionate prayer life you need to keep it:
simple and continual- It's just talking to God
personal and corporate-relationship with God, both singularly and with other believers
strategic and BIG-with purpose and in faith
A passionate prayer life will help you to believe. It releases God's power in your life.
I love this!