How Do I Know?

“Lord, I pray for these needs… please bless and provide the ways…”

That is may be one of the lines in your prayer every day when you pray and ask God to provide what ever you need in your life, family and ministry. The next step is waiting for God to answer that prayer. The question now is “How do we need to wait for God’s answer to our prayers?”

“Perhaps He already has,” wrote Jon Graf (Pray! Magazine, Issue 5, p.4). But you say, “How do I know that God has answered my prayer?”

Jon Graf explains the 4 steps to find God’s direction and confirmation:

1. Pray: ask God for confirmation in your heart. Pray about all aspects of what you are contemplating doing. Keep an open mind to hear something else God might be telling you to do.

2. Read the Word: go to God’s Word and seek Him for a confirmation. It can come through God speaking through a passage and by a growing peace in your heart.

3. Study: if it is something you heard or read about that worked somewhere else, read everything you can on the subject. And don’t be afraid to read something that might be critical of or have warnings about what you are considering. God can still confirm in your heart what He wants you to do.

4. Confirm through others: have fellow believers pray with you about what you believe God is revealing. If God is leading you to do something, He will confirm it through others.

This short article is one of the teachings that I received from God in my waiting time for God’s confirmation. I have been praying, and now reading the Word and studying on the subject, while I am waiting for the confirmations that God might give to me through my friends and family who are praying with me in these days.

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)

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