Okay, I know... I need to get a notebook and stop taking notes with my iPhone.. Many people probably think I'm texting.. But Im taking notes nonetheless :)
James 1:5-8 Doing Faith- Praying Boldly
Dr Steve Washburn
Do you pray boldly?
-Doing faith involves ramping up our confidence in prayer.
-If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without looking at our faults!
-He who doubts is like a wave tossed in the ocean by the wind. The doubting man should not receive anything from the Lord, he is a double-minded man.. Unstable in all he does. You need to trust God!
-We have a habit of doubting God. We need to change our thinking. We should expect a response from God when we ask him a question. You need to start looking for God's answer. James is contrasting between belief and doubt.
-James is specifically talking about asking God for wisdom, but you can ask God for anything
-The need for divine wisdom is tremendous.
-We need to make God our first choice. Bring your issues to God first! If you are walking with him... Just ask! You need to pray for His will, not your own. We need to give Him credit for His answers! If your not expecting an answer, you're going to miss it!
-James 4:2 "You do not have, because you do not ask!"
-Help God answer your prayers. Stop asking God to hit a moving target. Sometimes we trust God, sometimes we doubt Him. Just pick a side! God is worthy of your trust.. Are you going to trust Him? You are going to keep doubting God until you consciously choose to trust God!
-Your trust has to come before God's blessing!
-God hears His children's prayers and answers them!