Praying Into Empty Space
When you pray, do you really go to the throne of God with your petitions, or do you pray into the air. Do you just pray into empty space. Because if you do not believe that you receive when you pray, you are basically just praying into empty space.
You see when Christ died on the cross for us he took our bodies (our sins) with Him on that cross, so that we could be reconciled to the Father for our sins. He took all the suffering so that we would not have to taste the sting of death. And then when He left us, He told us He was leaving His helper with us. That would be the Holy Spirit. So we as believers could be made one with Him. So if we are indeed one with Him, then when we go to the throne of God with our petitions, (our prayers) then it is the same as if He, (Jesus) was going to the Father and asking for Himself. And you know that the Father is not going to deny anything that we ask, if we ask with faith, and believing and if what we ask lines up with His word. If we could just grasp that we are joint heirs with Christ, that we do belong to the royal family line, then we would have no problem believing that we will receive what it is we ask for. I mean if we are truly taking our prayers to the throne, and not just speaking into empty space with a practiced prayer that we pray over and over. We have to really pray with our hearts and not just out of habit praying into the air so to speak. The next time you get ready to pray for something, think about it first, did you search out God's word to see what He says, did you reach down into your heart for the words to speak to the Father, are you really seeking Him first. I mean when we were children and we wanted to ask our parents for something, we would think over and over what we were going to say, how we could best make our point to them about what we wanted, we would really look at how we presented our petition to them, how can we put this so that they will be in agreement, well don't you think you need to do the same when you go to your heavenly Father about something? I mean you do not have to go begging, because the word says He wants you to have the desires of your heart, but you do need to go believing and with faith that He will grant you what you ask. That is why we sometimes pray in the spirit, because sometimes we do not understand what it is we really need, but God does, so we pray in His understanding, then we know we are truly in the presence of God seeking Him for help in our situation.
Ephesians 3 vs 14-23....For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is the width and length and depth and height; to know the love of Christ which passes all knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever AMEN>.....
According to the power that works in us. That power would be our faith. In other words, next time you pray, pray knowing that Christ is going with you to the Throne of the Father to intercede on your behalf, because that is how much He loves you. He wants us to have it all. Don't just speak hollow words into the air. Pray with your whole heart to the Father.