The blessings and the favor of God will exceed your highest expectation if you allow it! Scripture clearly tells us that God desires to do exceedingly, abundantly, and above all that we could ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Ephesians. 3:20.
With this empirical biblical evidence that reveals it is always God's desire to exceed whatever it is we are asking him for, according to his will, of course. Then why do we make the following prayers:
"Lord, I am believing for a down payment on a car."
"Lord I am believing you for a down payment on a home"
"Lord, I pray that my kids will get good grades."
"Lord, I pray that you change my husband/wife."
Such prayers reveal precisely where you are in your faith. It is almost as if you're not sure if God will grant you your entire request so you ask for just portions of what you really want. I can assure you that if you were an avid reader and listener of the word of God, such prayers would never leave your lips.
If you believe in prayer, then you must also believe in the word of God that will answer your prayers and most of all you must believe that God wants to do much more than whatever it is you're requesting of him. If this is the case, then your prayers to God must change. For example, this is how one who is confident in the word of God prayers for the above request:
Father God, I believe your word, and I am a believer that your word is faith because your word says that faith comes by hearing but not just hearing anything but specifically hearing the word of God, Romans 10:17. Therefore, I declare your word back to you which is faith concerning my request to you. You said in your word that you will give me houses I did not build and land that I did not labor for, Deut. 6:11, Joshua 24:13. Therefore, I am not asking you for a down payment for my car or home, instead by faith which is your word; I am requesting a debt-free home along with a debt-free car because your word has made it clear to me that you desire to exceed my expectations of you according to Ephesians 3:20.
Father God Almighty, the creator of heaven and earth. Your word declares that it is IMPOSSIBLE to please or satisfy you without faith, Hebrews 11:6. Therefore I am bringing my faith to you which is your word and your word which is my faith says, the seed of the righteous shall be delivered and that the seed of the righteous is blessed, Psalm 112:2, Proverbs 11:21. Again, because I am fully aware that it is always your desire to exceed whatever It is that I request of you according to your will; then I pray your word as it relates to my children and your word says, which again is my faith, "you will increase me more and more me and my children" Psalm 115:14. Therefore, I pray not only for good grades and favor in certain areas of their life. Instead, I pray that they would experience overall blessed lives and that you would deliver them in every area of their lives in the name of your son Jesus Christ.
My friend, hear me loud and clear today. God wants you to remind him of what he's promised you. Speak his word in your prayers because his word is your faith and he's made it crystal clear that it is impossible to please, satisfy, gratify, pacify or even make him content outside of faith which is his word. The lord should hear more of his word in your prayers than whatever your situation maybe because it is ultimately his word that will change your status. He already knows your situation, now he's expecting the only currency that Heaven accepts, and that is the currency of faith, which is his word in exchange for your solution or request.
Have a blessed day while declaring your faith which is the word of God. My word of faith today is: "He that hath knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit" Proverbs 17:27.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing