It’s believing that God is going to do what He says He will do, even before you have seen the evidence of it.
Faith is not some magic saying of words or believing for what you want to happen. It is listening for the Lord’s voice, praying what He says to pray, and patiently waiting to see the result, knowing that you have no power to bring that thing to pass.
So many people see God as a Heavenly Genie who is at our command. Wrong! We are His to command. The key to answered prayer is to find out His will, and then jump on board with Him.
The Lord Jesus talks to me a lot in word-pictures. As I’m writing this, the Holy Spirit showed me a man trying to pull a mile-long train in his own strength. What God wants the man to do is put down the rope, climb aboard, and enjoy the ride, while God provides the forward movement.
Lord Jesus, forgive us when we have tried to pull the train. May we instead let You take us where You want to go.
P.S. After I wrote this post I went to Google Images, typed in “man pulling train” and this was the first picture that popped up!
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