DEVOTION: “The question then arises, “What sort of evidence would prove the efficacy of prayer?” The thing we pray for may happen, but how can you ever know it was not going to happen anyway? Even if the thing were indisputably miraculous it would not follow that the miracle had occurred because of your prayers.” (pg 3)
Ah….this is an interesting paragraph for sure. I’m sure that we have all had this conversation with ourselves and with God, right? Did this happen as a result of prayer? Would this have not happened had I not been praying for it? The questions go on and on and the doubt continues to snowball in our minds.
Then, we think about faith. About what it takes to be a Christian. To believe in Jesus. To believe in the Bible and all that is in it.
Hebrews 11:1 says this, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
We pray by faith. We believe by faith. We build our relationship with God by faith.
So faith is the building block for prayer. Faith and belief. Trust.
So today. Let’s start working on faith. On belief. On our ability to believe more. Trust more. On our relationship with God.
Let’s pray for our prayer life. Pray for our unbelief.
It’s a good place to start.