If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. -Matthew 17:20
How many times have you faced such obstacles and mountains and threats that you ended up pleading with God to help you over or around it?
Now, you can pray anywhere, in any position, with eyes open or closed. But I find it most powerful and respectful to kneel before Him, head down (maybe on a chair or bed or nothing at all), with hands clasped in prayer.
And when I pray, I do not plead. No. I boldly come before Him, knowing that He can do all things, and that I must show faith and certainty when I pray to Him that the outcomes for which I pray have already come to pass. So, I bring my petitions to Him, in Jesus’ name, knowing they shall come to pass. And, remember, that some outcomes require powerful prayers in faith to occur! I thank Him for making a way to the answered prayer, and ask that He shows me the way with each step I take.
We are not praying to a god. We are praying to the one true God, the One who is the Creator of all that is seen and unseen…the one who makes the impossible possible! He is greater than any mountain or valley or storm we face. We only need to trust and believe, and pray that the victory over the challenge is already won.
One of my favorite ministries is In Touch Ministries, which is led by Dr. Charles Stanley, who talks about 30 Life Principles by which to live a life that strives to please the Lord. Life Principle #8 says that when you fight your battles on your knees, you win every time. Here’s an excerpt from it:
Perfect faith views the battle as being done and God gaining the victory. When David said, “In You I trust,” he meant: “It is done. Lord, You are perfect in nature. You do all things well. And You have victory over all my enemies.” He had absolute faith in God’s ability. There was no hint of “I hope He will” because David knew it was as good as done.