I hope this doesn't sound strange, but sometimes when I pray about something, I literally get goosebumps and even feel giddy because I KNOW in my heart that God is going to answer. It's like I am praying in absolute faith and can already see God clearly revealing Himself in the outcome! That is an amazing feeling.
I believe that's how He ALWAYS wants us to pray, but if I am honest, I have to admit that I don't always do that.
This past weekend something happened that really upset me, so I did what I often do--I pouted about it for a few minutes and then took it to God in prayer. But this time, there was not much confidence in my prayer. I hoped God would hear me and grant my request. But deep down, I truly didn't feel it would happen. At the time, it felt too overwhelming a thing.
I realized later how silly that is. How can I have total confidence in God to take care of one or two areas of my life, but not trust Him with other areas? That just makes no sense.
From now on, I want to be confident about God taking care of every burden I give Him. I don't want to settle for being "hopeful" about certain things. I want those goosebumps each time I pray. I have faith in God to do a lot of things, but I want even more.
"Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." ~Mark 11:24
*By the way, remember the wasp situation I prayed about recently? I have not seen a SINGLE one in my daughter's bedroom since the day I decided to give that burden to God and trust Him with it. Is that incredible????