Praying in Faith Without Doubt
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
The bible if full of verses that talk about overcoming doubt. Not only verses but whole stories. Pretty much every one in the bible at one point had to overcome their doubt. When they overcame it, they lived a GREAT life.
Praying without doubt can be difficult though. Think back, was there ever a time where you prayed for something but new in the back of your mind that it would or could never happen. you’re not alone. I’ve been there many times and still fight with it constantly.
Just the other day I sent a prayer up to help us reach X more people with our devotionals and our website (www.GodFirstLifeNext.org) but new that the number was way too high and it could never happen. In my mind, I said if it happens now I know that God wants it to happen. Guess what, it didn’t happen at first. I was testing God with my prayer instead of praying with faith. You see my intentions were good, but my prayer was not in faith. I doubted that he could or would do what I asked.
So many of have stories like this in our lives. The big question is how did you react to the “un answered” prayer.
I choose to pray again. I prayed differently this time though. My prayer wasn’t prayed with doubt it was prayed with faith. This time I prayed knowing that god would make it happen. I prayed without any doubt that he could make it happen. Not only did you meet our goals for how many we touched we far exceeded it.
I encourage all of you right now to say a prayer again that you have said in the past but had doubt. This time say it with faith, say it knowing that God will fulfill your prayer. Say it knowing that it will happen. “And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20
Lord, we come to you today with our hearts open and all doubt removed. We come to you today to say thank you. Thank you for the strength to remove our doubt so that we can pray with full faith. Thank you for giving us the faith to know that when we pray to you “doubt free” we know that you will give us what we need. We also thank you for giving us what we need but not always what we want. You always have our best interests in your heart. Lord we are grateful for the life you have allowed us to live and can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the future. Lord we pray that you will be with the world and everyone in it, and we pray that you allow others to see you through the way we live our lives. Thank you for giving us the power of faith, help us to use it every chance we get to spread your word, your love, and your grace!
Will you pray with us?
Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation
All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel
For all military personal serving our country and their families
Those in Leadership positions throughout the world
Lord, today we come to you with HAPPY hearts. We are so grateful that you give us the opportunity to change the lives of those around us. We are grateful that you give us the wisdom to change our lives and the lives of those around us. And you make it so simple. We can do it with a single smile. God today I would ask that you help us to smile more. The next time we see someone down, help us to smile for them. The next time we are down, help us to remember that you gave us the best gift ever. The ability to know you, your son, and the holy spirit. God, we are so grateful for everything you give us.
We ask all these things in your Precious Son's Name
A Little More
The other day I got a call from one of our clients.
I love talking to our clients so I always smile when I answer the phone.
“Hey Dan, one of my drivers is pulled over and they are saying that our permit doesn’t cover what we weigh. Isn’t that why we hire your team to make sure that these things don’t happen!”
My smile immediately vanished.
I was shocked because my team is amazing. and it’s not like them to miss something like 20,000 lbs on a permit.
So, I asked him, “Who have you been working with, and who was the one who called our team to get the permit?”
To get to the bottom of the problem I needed the details.
They gave me the details.
My next call was to my team. Then after I got the details I got them started on getting new permits to get the problem fixed. I’m a solutions guy, not an excuses guy.
But I NEED to know the real reason why it happened so that we can fix the issue.
My next call was to the driver so that I could see exactly what happened.
I knew he was going to be upset. He was pulled over and they were going to give him a HUGE ticket. I wouldn’t be happy either.
I made sure not to smile when I made the call. I had a serious look on my face. As we chatted I learned that he was the person who gave his weight to our team. I asked where he got the weights from and how in the world they were off by over 20K lbs!
That’s when he told me that he might have gotten the wrong scale ticket from the weigh station where he originally weighed.
Immediately my heart leapt with joy, this is NOT our fault!
Now to get the problem resolved and get this driver back on the road was my only goal. I was not going to assign blame or make anyone feel bad.
Hey, we all make mistakes. I do it multiple times every single day.
The owner of the company shot me a text. I'm getting permits from the big guys. They won’t make these mistakes that cost me time and $$$$$.
No problem. Let me know if you need anything. We are here to help.
After they called the “BIG Guys” they called me about 30 minutes later.
Hey, we can’t get an Idaho permit until Monday. It’s Friday night. And we need to drop this load off tomorrow afternoon.
I told him that I would NOT make any promises.
But my team went to work!
We got the permits that the “BIG Guys” couldn’t get.
My team had the Idaho permit in less than 20 minutes. For the right weight this time.
Here’s the point of all this.
When things don’t go right, smile. I have taught my whole team this.
That right there is how we got the permits. They smiled as they worked and it didn’t take any time at all.
Ok, there might be a little knowledge that went into this too. Lol
Next time you need anything DOT, don’t call the “Big Guys” , call the team who can get it done!