Hebrews 11:6 reads: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

When you pray for your family, church, ministry or business, you must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him!

Well, the ‘exists’ part should come pretty easy to us as believers 🙂

But do you believe that He rewards those who earnestly seek him?  Or do you pray as if you were playing the lotto and may or may not win?

I know folks that pray and believe that God can do great things but doubt He will do it for them.

I’ve also heard friends say, ‘Well, let’s pray about it and see if God does something about the situation.”


Here is my challenge to you if you find yourself in constant doubt: Approach your prayer time with confidence! You are going before the throne of the Creator of the Universe! The Almighty… who just so happens to know your name and everything about you!

Keep your faith active after you finish praying, because what you DO after you pray tells God what you believe about Him.

For example…

If you pray for God’s provision, then spend the rest of the day complaining about the need to others – you’re demonstrating a lack of faith in His ability to provide what you need.

I hear people say stuff like:

“One step forward…. three steps back.” That’s negative! That’s doubt!

“Every time I get my head above water…. something happens, and I’m back to square one.” NEGATIVE!!

Honestly, you are speaking faith in the negative and sounding like Hee Haw rerun 🙂 If you don’t know what Hee Haw is… Google it. It’s good for a few laughs but there is also a segment where they sing “Gloom despair and agony on me” and “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”

Make a mental note of how many times you speak against what you just prayed. Some of you may even want to scratch a note down on paper or your cell phone and keep track of those times. You may be surprised.

Once you have that self-awareness, change your words!

Change your words, and you can change your life, and make a positive impact on those around you.

For more posts from Jeff Hoglen, visit www.JeffHoglen.com

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