Reality Check: God Loves You – by: Creflo Dollar

Reality Check: God Loves You - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Have you ever witnessed a young child’s behavior after he is scolded by his mother? Even after being chastened, he or she will still run to his or her mom and cling to her legs. How is it that someone so young realizes the unconditional love of a mother but Believers sometimes have a difficult time understanding that God’s love for us is similar and greater? As children of God, we must stand strong in faith and believe that He loves us. Sure, there are times when your soul may try and convince you that God doesn’t love you, but you must renew your mind with the Word of God where His love is concerned.

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in life. God’s love is unconditional, unchanging and unfailing. Don’t allow the enemy to bombard you with guilt and condemnation. He tries to persuade you that God’s love for you is conditional. This is a lie. You didn’t do anything to earn God’s love and nothing you do can make Him love you less. He is love (1 John 4:16) and unlike people, His view of you never changes—you are His beloved.

The Bible declares, “…that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, 39). God accepts us as we are. However, in order to take us to greater levels in life, He sometimes has to chasten and correct us. Just as any good parent, no amount of sin or wrong doing could make the Father love and care about you any less. He will always open His arms to you; He’s delighted when you cling to Him.

How can you get a revelation of the unconditional love of the Father? First and foremost, the Word of God reveals His love for us. He loves us so much that He made His love for us official; He put it in writing. His Word will never fail.

Every promise and provision outlined in the Bible is a reflection of His love. Read the accounts of great men and women in Scripture. They made mistakes, stumbled and often fell: but God’s love and mercy was always waiting to bring them back when they turned to Him.

John 3:16 also reminds us of His love and ultimate sacrifice: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die for our sins. He wants us to be a part of His family and live with Him eternally in Heaven! He made the ultimate sacrifice so we could have a personal relationship with Him.

When all else fails, and there’s no one else in our lives to rely on and depend on for love, God will always be there. We often put so much faith in others to provide the kind of love that we believe will make us whole, that we leave God out of the equation. People will fail you, but God never will. Instead of trusting in others to love you, try the God who has a track record of unfailing, unconditional love. He always follows through and will always provide what we need.

You don’t have to ask God to love you; He already does. And because you belong to Him, He will continually show you how valuable you are. Allow His Spirit and His Word to minister to you. Believe in your heart and receive the truth of God’s matchless love.

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Creflo Dollar: Mending Fences With Love

Mending Fences With Love - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Have you ever been in a discussion with a co–worker and found yourself in disagreement or opposition to their opinions? Moments like these expand your mind and help you grow, or they test your love walk. Disagreements are inevitable; you’re never going to agree with others all the time. The important thing is to refrain from being reckless with your words, or acting contrary to the love of God and His Word.

The first and great commandment of the Lord, Jesus Christ is the commandment to love. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself”

(Luke 10:27). When you are in a disagreement with someone, there is a strong temptation to get angry and allow strife to enter the relationship. Don’t let it happen. If you find yourself getting offended, step away before you end up burning a bridge with that person.

Learning to walk in love helps you grow. However, when the flesh rears its ugly head, it’s easy to forget about love. Our challenge is to avoid acting in ways that don’t reflect God’s character. What does it mean to walk in the flesh? Simply put, it is walking in opposition to the Word. Galatians 5:17 (New International Version) declares, “For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.”

The flesh, that old, carnal mindset, wants to get your adrenaline pumping and your emotions out of control. During times of disagreement, it says, “I’m right, and I need you to acknowledge that fact” or “I don’t want to forget about our argument until you apologize.” You overcome the flesh by aligning your thinking, actions and words with the Word of God.

It’s okay to disagree; sometimes situations in life require having in–depth discussions. However, the Bible says, “It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel” (Proverbs 20:3, The Amplified Bible). Don’t allow disagreements to turn into emotional conflicts or opportunities for strife. Declare victory for yourself in this area by not allowing your emotions to steer you away from what the Word commands.

Emotions like anger and unforgiveness are not of God. By no means does He want you so consumed with your feelings that you miss the chance to release Him into the life of another person. Giving in to your emotions demonstrates that your focus is on self rather than others. Instead, your primary concern should be another’s welfare, and being a good witness for God. Resolving conflict the right way is your opportunity to spread His love!

Words have power. The Bible declares life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). When you speak words that reveal the love of God, you make a way for God’s presence to overshadow the works of the enemy in any situation. However, operating in the flesh will cause you to be unwise with your words; you will end up saying something that causes you to offend your brother or sister. Before you allow that to happen, take a “time out” to consult the Holy Spirit for wisdom on what to say. He will always show you how to respond the right way.

Use the love of God to mend fences when you and another person are in strife. When using love as a means to repair relationships, you will have to fight your flesh. Remember, your flesh wants its own way. Put your feelings aside, and don’t allow the enemy to create confusion and destroy your fellowship with the other person. How you handle disagreements makes the difference between you and the person who doesn’t know God, and will serve as a testimony to others. Be a Christian who makes a difference in your relationships by taking the love route every time.

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Creflo Dollar: Have You Died?

Have You Died? - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Do you know what death is? Essentially, it is separation. When a person dies, his or her spirit is separated from his or her physical body. Spiritual death is separation from God. Even in the life of a Christian, there is a death that must take place; but it is not a physical or spiritual death. The death I am talking about is the death of “self.” Dying to self means to put aside your fleshly desires; your plans, purposes and pursuits that don’t line up with God’s will, so that His life and will can be expressed through you. Many people wear the title of “Christian,” but are still holding on to their plans, their ways of doing things and their selfish desires. This only hinders the power and plan of God from manifesting in your life. To experience God’s very best, you must embrace His Word and His way. Dying to self is how you do it.

When you become a Christian, God’s will for your life must become your ultimate pursuit. He has a plan and purpose for you and wants to reveal it to you. However, you must be willing to die first. Are you busy trying to fulfill your will for your life instead of seeking and aiming to fulfill the will of God? Have you laid down your life and your will because you love God more than you love yourself?

When you live only to please yourself, you are not really living. The abundant life God has predestined for you is hidden in His will; and you will not be able to find it until you have released the control of your life to your heavenly Father.

Many times, people are afraid of completely giving themselves to the Lord because they mistakenly believe what God wants them to do won’t be fulfilling or produce the kind of results they envision for themselves. Nothing is farther from the truth! When you pursue the will of God and submit to what He wants you to do, the results will far surpass anything you could imagine for your life. Not only will He put His desires for your life in your heart, He will fulfill them (Psalm 37:4)!

Luke 17:33 in The Message Bible says, “If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms.” When you lay down, or die to, your will, you position yourself to receive a better life; one of abundance in every area. But when you insist on doing your own thing, you can only go so far.

Trusting God and believing the love He has for you is essential to your being able to die to self. When you don’t really know God loves you and has your best interests at heart, it will be difficult for you to really trust that His plan for your life is better for you than your own. So many times, we believe we know exactly what we want; but God has more for us than we could ever imagine. Ephesians 2:10 in The Amplified Bible says He has a good life prearranged and made ready for us-but we must believe this truth.

I look at laying down your life as planting a seed in the ground. The only way for a seed to produce a harvest is for it to be planted. Once in the ground, before it springs up into a plant, it must die and produce roots that go deep in the ground. After this process begins to take place, the plant grows upward and produces fruit and more seeds. The first thing that had to happen, however, was the planting and death of the seed.

The same is true where your personal will is concerned. You must plant your will as a seed, allow it to die and then the life of God will cause the seed you’ve sown to come up and produce a greater harvest.

Jesus laid down His will for the will of the Father. Before His crucifixion, He was tormented in the garden of Gethsemane. He struggled with wanting to do His will (not going to the cross) versus doing the will of God. Instead of giving in to selfishness, He prayed, trusted God and kept going forward. He was determined to do the will of the Father, rather than follow His emotions (Mark 14:32-36).

Our prayer should be that the will of God is done in our lives. You may be battling with choosing between the dreams, goals and desires you’ve always had for your life and what you know God is calling you to do. Trust God, knowing that everything He has planned for your life is good, and will bring you lasting success and happiness. As much as you may want a particular thing for your life, God wants to give you more. That’s the kind of Father He is.

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Creflo Dollar: God’s Purpose for Your Emotions

God's Purpose for Your Emotions - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Today more than ever, many Christians are depressed, hurt, angry, and generally frustrated. They’re having a hard time believing the Word, and an even harder time figuring out why they struggle with so many negative emotions. Many think how they feel is a result of childhood pain or family history. While that may be a small part of the issue, I’d venture to say that almost 95 percent of the negative emotions people face daily, are the result of negative words that oppose the Word of God.

Every day you have to make a decision as to whose words you will give attention to—God’s Word or the enemy’s word. When you give attention to the enemy’s word, you become susceptible to negative thinking which leads to negative emotions that oppose the Word of God. But notice it all starts with words!

Emotions are “feelings on the inside caused by pain or pleasure that are trying to move you in a certain direction.”  Think of emotions as the steering wheel of your life; they determine the direction you go in. When you have negative emotions, they will lead you in a negative direction; when you have positive emotions that are in line with the Word of God, those emotions will lead you in the direction God desires.

Negative emotions will cause you to fall (Genesis 3). However, positive emotions will cause you to prosper. For a long time, Christians have thought emotions were bad; however, emotions can be good or bad, depending on how you use them. I like to use fire as an example for emotions. Fire, when used properly, can be a blessing. It can heat a home, cook food, and even be used as a purifier. However, if used improperly, fire can burn a home to the ground. It’s the same way with our emotions—how we use them determines whether they’re good or bad.

I’ve always said that getting a proper understanding is the most important part of building a successful life. So when discussing emotions, it’s best to gain an understanding of God’s original intent and purpose for them. That understanding will then help you put your emotions in the perspective God intended.

Emotions are a gift from God. In fact, they are a vital part of our worship, and the way in which we contact God. Acts 17:27 tells us we should incorporate our emotions while seeking God. He gave them to us so we could happily feel after Him, and enjoy His presence. However, many people have allowed their emotions to become infected and perverted. Instead of using their emotions for seeking God, they’ve become emotionally ruled, and the way they feel, controls their lives. Now, am I saying to dismiss your emotions? Certainly not! I am saying that God never intended for your emotions to control you.

God wants your emotions to be whole so you’re not only free to worship Him, but you’re touched by what He’s touched by, moved by what He’s moved by, and able to love like He loves. One of the areas God intended for you to incorporate your emotions is the area of compassion. When your emotions are operating at their highest level, you will be moved with compassion for others, just like Christ. We are in the Last Days, and it’s going to take compassion to reach a dying world. This is why God gave you emotions!

God wants your emotions to be sound, not bruised and unable to be used to glorify Him. Make a decision that you will not allow negative emotions to hinder you from getting to the place God wants you. Instead, allow positive emotions to propel you toward God.

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Creflo Dollar: Will the Real Men Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Men Please Stand Up? - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of homes headed by single mothers has risen from 3 million to 10 million since 1970. Although these statistics only represent U.S. figures, these numbers are similar all over the world.

This is the most fatherless generation this world has ever seen. As a result, it’s been on my heart to minister specifically to men. Men, where are you? Children need you to stand up and take an active role in your homes, communities, and churches.

God has put men in a very fundamental position. We are the leaders of the household; therefore, it’s up to us to establish the course of this nation beginning with our own families. Marriages are breaking up and children are fatherless because too many men act irresponsibly. All too often, men allow their manhood to be defined by the media, instead of the Word of God, and it’s destroying our families.

For years, society has distorted the definition of manhood. Having certain male body parts defines you as a male, but it does not make you a man. Being a man requires facing the truth about who you are, and changing those things you know need changing. Many of you are great husbands, fathers, and mentors, and for that, I applaud you. However, this article is directed to the men who aren’t living up to their full potential.

My objective in addressing these issues is not to condemn you; instead, I want to encourage you to be a real man, not just for your families, churches, and communities, but also for yourself. If you’re falling short, ask God to help you make the necessary adjustments and get back on track. Recommit yourself to God, and allow Him to guide you into success.

Real men fellowship with God and understand that He is the source of their life. Consider this: God blew His very breath into you. You’ve got His spirit and power inside you, so don’t hide under excuses and negativity. This generation needs you—your families, neighborhoods, and churches need you!

It’s time to take a look within. Will you judge yourself? Are you willing to sacrifice? If not, your children will suffer. While I’ve seen many women successfully raise children, it’s not God’s perfect design. God’s design includes the man as the head of the family. Now, is the time for the real man to stand up! Will you be one of them?

Scriptures References: Hebrews 10:24, 25, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 3:9, Romans 12:1, 2

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Creflo Dollar: Living the Faith Life

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Living by faith is not an option for the Believer; it is a way of life. God’s Word is the governing force of His Kingdom, and this Kingdom operates by specific laws and principles. One of those spiritual principles includes the law of faith. Faith is the currency that enables you to receive the promises of God and the blessings of His Kingdom. As a child of the King, you must use faith to access what is available to you in the spiritual realm.

There are two systems in operation in the Earth: the Kingdom of God system and the world’s system. The Kingdom of God is governed by Jesus Christ; He is Lord of this system. It is founded on love and operates by faith. It is higher than the world’s system. On the other hand, the world’s system is governed by Satan, and is founded on selfishness. Fear rules this system and is the spiritual force controlling those who live in it.

As children of God, we have to understand the way God has intended for us to operate on this Earth. We are in the world, but not of the world. We are ambassadors of Heaven, occupying the Earth until Jesus returns. We are His representatives, as such, He expects us to demonstrate His power and ability to the world, so those in that system are drawn to Him. Faith is the only way to accomplish this.

Many Christians today do not live by faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, it should be no surprise when what you believe from the Bible is not immediately available to your physical senses. In fact, you should know when you set out on your faith walk, that you do not need to see things with your physical eyes because your faith is the proof that what you believe exists!

Everything in the natural realm originates in the spiritual realm. When you have faith, you are able to see everything Heaven has to offer you without “seeing” it in front of you first. By tapping into faith, you gain access to the abundant wealth, riches, health, and blessings available to you. Anything you find in the Word of God is available to you in Heaven’s storehouses; from wisdom to finances.

Abiding in the Kingdom of God means living by faith on a consistent basis. The systems of this world are failing and falling apart. Those in the Kingdom of God have an advantage because of their faith in God’s Word. Find out what God says about you and believe it! That is what living the faith life is all about.

Scripture References: Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11:1-3, Mark 11:23, 24

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Creflo Dollar: Becoming Like Jesus

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When you become born-again, something amazing happens; your spirit is immediately transformed and given new life, the eternal life of God. The Holy Spirit then takes up residence in your heart, or inner man. At that time, the character of Jesus is deposited on the inside of you; however, it does not immediately manifest. Your soul (the place where your mind, will and emotions reside) must first undergo a metamorphosis. Your old habits and thought patterns must be changed before Jesus’ character can be exhibited through you. However, it’s up to you to renew your mind and develop that character. Renewing, or transforming your mind, is vital to experience the fullness of your commitment to God. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The more you align your thoughts and actions with God’s Word, the more your character will conform to His. As you study and speak His Word over your life daily, you will be transformed from the inside out. Jesus told His disciples,” Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls (Matthew 11:28, The Amplified Bible). Jesus’ character expressed joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control, and above all, love. These aspects of the fruit of the Spirit are the very same qualities you must strive to possess and which will be cultivated in your life as you spend time with God daily. When the world sees you expressing His love, they will want to know Him and experience His goodness! Becoming like Jesus is not easy in a world where we are constantly bombarded with people, circumstances, and situations that challenge our flesh. This is where our commitment to the Word must rise up strong. The fact that we have been made in God’s image means we have the potential and ability to demonstrate the character of Jesus no matter what we encounter. It simply takes a decision to allow His divine qualities to be seen in our lives. Once that decision is made it is supported by an ongoing commitment to renew our minds to the thoughts, purposes, and ways of God. Jesus was a man who walked in love, compassion, and purpose. He did the will of His heavenly Father. Jesus showed us that even though we are human, we can demonstrate the power of God in our lives and reach other people in a profound way. By becoming like Him we can make a mark in this world that can never be erased.

Scripture References: Romans 12:12, Matthew 11:28

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Creflo Dollar: Achieving Wholeness of the Soul

Achieving Wholeness of the Soul - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

All of us are in need of healing. The question is: why? The answer to that question can be located through an understanding of the fall of mankind. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, something monumental took place, and not in a good way. Not only did a curse come upon the earth as a result of their disobedience, but the curse of being emotionally ruled also affected the soul of man in an unprecedented way—the curse of being emotionally-ruled. From that point on, the mind, will, and emotions of men would be fragmented and broken as a result of their sin nature. Fear and selfishness would now dominate people’s thinking, and they would have the tendency to be ruled by their emotions instead of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. God wants to heal the brokenness of our souls and get us to the point where we are no longer ruled by our feelings. The truth is, the reason we react to hurt, rejection, and pain the way we do is because we are coming from a position of being already broken in our souls. However, when we realize that God has redeemed our emotions and made us whole through our relationship with Jesus Christ, the things that once had the power to hurt us cannot affect us in the same way anymore. A “whole” heart cannot be broken. In order to get to the place where we are whole in our souls, we must first accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and then begin the process of renewing our minds with the Word of God. When God heals your heart, nothing can break it, but reclaiming that position of wholeness in Him means we must be consistent in our pursuit of the Word. Spending time meditating on the reality of God’s healing power, and who we are in Christ, is essential to repairing the broken soul. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” God’s power, which is His love, is working within us right now! His love is mending our broken hearts and repairing what has been damaged by sin. As our thoughts become aligned with God’s Word, His highest and best will begin to take shape in our lives. We must know we are unconditionally loved by God in order to truly become whole again. The blood of Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, which brought the mind, will, and emotions back into fellowship with the Father. There is nothing we can do that will separate us from His love. Our part is to be completely transparent with God about our issues rather than to try and mask them. We must also recognize that God’s grace and mercy are on hand to carry us through the personal challenges we experience in our souls. Nothing is too hard for Him. Sin and brokenness has already been overcome. Our job is to hide in Christ to receive the freedom, deliverance, and healing that has been made available to us. I encourage you to examine your heart for any areas that may be wounded and broken. Bring those things to God, and receive the full benefits of salvation, which include healing of the soul.

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Creflo Dollar: Why Go To Church?

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Did you know Jesus attended church? This is something we do not hear about often, but it is true. If we want to follow and imitate Jesus, then we must follow His example; Jesus made it a custom to attend temple services. Once, when He had wandered away from His parents as a child, He was later found in the temple. When Mary and Joseph finally located Him, His explanation for His disappearance was, “… How is it that you had to look for me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49, AMP) As an adult, if you were looking for Jesus, one place you would definitely find Him was teaching in the synagogue.

In everything God tells us to do, we have a choice whether to obey Him or not. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another…” (AMP). He has commanded through His Word that we should gather together with other Believers in a corporate setting.

Notice God said some forsake this practice. This simply means they ignore it and turn away from it. Why does God take this so seriously? Because gathering together with other Believers in church allows us to connect with others to receive strength and encouragement. When we come to church, we learn how to apply the Word of God to our lives to overcome the things we go through. We receive the wisdom we need to live victoriously in our everyday lives.

If you are a Christian, you are part of the Body of Christ. Give honor to God by obeying His Word with a willing and obedient heart. Consider the wonderful things God has done for you! Come into His presence in a corporate setting to give Him thanks and to encourage a brother or sister in Christ. You can help change someone’s life forever by inspiring them to make Jesus their Lord and Savior. Allow your enthusiasm for the kingdom of God to overflow into the lives of others.

God wants you to desire His presence and have joy when you are in His house of worship. Follow the example of this ardent psalmist, who with a fervent heart toward God proclaimed, “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of host! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and flesh crieth out for the living God …O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah” (Psalm 84:1—4).

Just reading that scripture stirs me up inside! You will be amazed at how blessed you will be when you have this much joy about experiencing the presence of Almighty God.

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Creflo Dollar: Building the Foundation of Prayer

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I am a firm believer the reason many Christians do not experience victory is because they lack an important foundational key to success—prayer. Contrary to common religious beliefs, prayer is not pleading with God or bargaining with Him to act on your behalf. Neither is it characterized by a lot of “spiritual” sounding clichés that do not line up with the Word. Prayer is simply communicating with God by speaking His Word to Him in faith. When you pray this way, results are inevitable.

Hebrews 4:12 clearly describes the power of the Word. It says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Verse 14 encourages Believers to “hold fast to our profession.” In other words, do not stop speaking God’s Word, because it is power—packed! When you pray the Word, believing you have already received what you are praying for, God has no choice but to answer your prayers. He honors His Word, not your emotions.

Prayer should produce rest, and peace of mind. Many people pray fear—based prayers and hope they are getting through to God, but they really do not have confidence in what they are praying. The Bible says when you believe the Word, you will enter into a state of rest.

The integrity of the Word speaks for itself and will never fail. By allowing the Word to be the foundation of your prayer life, your confidence in your prayers will soar to new heights. When you know in your “knower” that Scripture is infallible, you will have no doubt what God says is true and you already possess it. Begin to pray the solution to your problems first, rather than bombard Heaven with desperate pleas.

Every failure in life is a prayer failure. That means either you did not know how to effectively pray, or you simply have not placed prayer high enough on your list of priorities. God has already done everything He is going to do; the work has already been completed. Your job is to pray faith—filled prayers based on His Word and expect to receive results. Make no mistake about it, prayer is absolutely essential to your walking in the manifestation of God’s promises. It is fundamental to getting results as a Christian.

As you spend time with God in prayer, you will begin to recognize His voice more clearly. He hears your prayers and desires to direct you at every turn. A developed prayer life will make it easier for Him to guide you.

When you make the Word of God the foundation of your prayer life, you are guaranteed victory. Do not let religion or tradition blind you to the truth of what prayer really is. Your future depends on it!

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