The apostle Paul gives us a standard of belief which is shockingly simple. Yet, it is profound in its power:
2 Timothy 1:12 – Still I am not ashamed, for I know — I perceive, have knowledge of and am acquainted with Him — Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am (positively) persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed (to Him), until that day." (Amplified)
When Michael Faraday, the 19th century English chemist and physicist, was at the point of death a friend asked, "What are your speculations?" Faraday's response was, "Speculations! I have none. I am resting on certainty for I know in Whom I have believed."
This is the victorious life we are all seeking. I feel that as we believe the Lord is with us, our prayer life becomes what it ought to be. It moves from believing only when we have had a specific answer to prayer to believing in the face of all things.
The Lord is with you. Prayer becomes the fellowship with our Father and moves from a method of manipulating our Father.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the certainty of Your presence. I love you. Amen.
(From The Ministry of the Master ©1986 by Donald Bartow. Used by permission.)
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