God is Glorified by Manifesting the Prayers of His Children

When you become aware of someone else receiving a miraculous blessing in their life, do you ask, “What about me and mine, Lord?” I believe that the leper who sought Jesus felt the same way. He knew of the works of Jesus, but in his society he was not even permitted to be in public places. And, for many other reasons modern Christians disqualify themselves, having no doubts in Jesus’ abilities, but not sure if Jesus will help them. The leper spoke, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean” (Matthew 8:2). He was confident in the power of God to manifest his prayers, but not the love of God for him.

Like the leper, maybe you don’t have a problem believing that God can give you your miracle(s), since He is Almighty God. But you are wondering if He willing, if he is interested in you. Yet, on many occasions Jesus stretched forth His hand, acting as, if not saying, “I am willing…” and immediately, righteous desires were met.

God wants you to know that even though you are in this world, you are not of this world. Having already delivered you spiritually, you belong to Him. And, because He is with you, “He has already delivered you from … [all the physical, financial, psychological and social adversities that may befall you] (Psalm 91:3). He is able, and willing because these are the blessings of God. And, according to 2 Corinthians 1:20 all the [responses to petitions per His Will, the] promises of God are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us, who He loves. God is glorified by manifesting the prayers of His children.

Cast Your Cares Even Though Time-Bound

Christians are often challenged with prayer because humans are time-bound. According to Philippians 4:6 we should be anxious for nothing, but to live in prayer in all aspects of our spiritual lives including our spoken commands and elements of supplication. The fact is that even in His earthly, human form, Jesus acted through such strong belief in the power of God that His words yielded immediate favorable response. Jesus explained as much to His disciples at the withering of the fig tree. (Matt 21: 19-21)

If you own a car and wish to drive it, you do not call the manufacturer and ask for permission; you simply drive it. Likewise, God’s Word is given to the His righteous (Believers) to apply by command. You may elect otherwise to pray in belief for action through the applicable Word. However, if your experience applying the Word is insufficient, Christians find themselves in the throes of time (which is not infinite for our mortal bodies) and often suffer with concern and worry while waiting upon manifestations of righteous commands and petitions.

Yet, there is no scriptural support for “repeatedly commanding the fig tree to wither”. God’s approach is “light be… let no fruit grow on you ever again… Lazarus, come forth!…” These are examples of the delivery of God’s power through simple, single statements. Do likewise, followed by praise and thanksgiving (repeatedly as needed until seeing results without new petition).

However, as humans, the new tradesman and recently graduated attorneys do not acquire their licenses, new tools, and immediately take on the most challenging work possible. They generally lack appropriate know-how, and/or confidence. As such, the Bible recommends seeking assistance from the Elders, those with the relevant gifts, education, knowledge, skills and experience as needed. (e.g., James 5:14-15)

In any case, cast your cares, and acquire healing, provision, good relations, success, victory and all other manners of the blessings of God, without consideration of time.