Christianity is the only faith with a living God and a God who is listening to us.
Pray according to God's will.
14"For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a]in heaven and on earth derives its name." Ephesians 3:14-15
2 ways to learn how to pray: taught or caught
20 "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone." Ephesians 2:20
9"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
We aren't given faith to get things. Get your feet wet.
What we're asking for should glorify God.
He won't give us something that won't glorify God.
Be strengthened within.
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,"
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
If we focus on the problem the problem becomes who we are.
Put your heart and mind on the other side. If not where's our witness?
Our inner strength will grow when we focus on Christ.
If you don't push yourself beyond your capability you won't grow.
To do this we must be rooted in Christ.
"so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,"
Be rooted in Christ. Power to Serve God. Ask to fully grasp the love of Christ.
"may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:18-19
Be filled every day.
Be loving toward all all the time.
Without the love we cannot be who we are meant to be.
God is more than we can comprehend. We are to be filled for His glory daily. Don't be overwhelmed with life. Be overwhelmed with God.
Desire for us to have this.He loves to see joy in His children. He loves to see His children living to their fullest potential.