In the beginning, God created the heavens, the earth and mankind. There was no sin, no death, no curse. There was only life and blessing. But one man initiated a terrible exchange that replaced life and blessing for sin and death, and the accompanying consequences spread to all of us. But then there was another exchange. A Great exchange. Initiated by another One Man… also on behalf of all of us.
Life has a way of throwing things at us. We all face adversity. We all experience hardship. That’s the nature of living in a fallen world. But Jesus is greater than any challenge you will face. He is bigger than any obstacle you will encounter. He is more powerful than any problem you will experience. And He will lead you into victory.
There is nothing more important and more rewarding than walking out the plan of God for your life. Unfortunately, there are so many people not living the life that God intended them to live. Instead, they are living their life based on a different set of plans or ideas. But truly living life to the fullest is only available when you walk in God’s plan.
You are called by God. You have received your calling by grace. You don’t have to try to prove it to anyone in the natural, including yourself. You are called. Pure and simple. Not according to your works, but according to God’s own purpose and grace.
Matthew 6:6 is packed with incredible truths about effective prayer. The kind of prayer that sees results. The kind of prayer that cultivates a very real and personal relationship with God. The kind of prayer that Jesus talks about. And He gives us five steps to cultivate this kind of prayer.
Faith as a mustard seed is not small faith. It is big faith. It has the ability to look beyond its current reality and small beginnings. It has the ability to set its sight on its very large potential.
Most people know that prayer is an important discipline in the life of a believer. And many believe that God answers prayer. So why don’t we pray more often? One answer could be that we discount ourselves. But Jesus wants you to know that God will personally answer your prayers.