|作者簡介 鮑勃和黛比·蓋斯 Bob and Debby Gass 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師出生於北愛爾蘭貝爾法斯特，十八歲移居美國。 在他服事主超過四十多年後，於1992年開始著手寫The Word For You Today“得力的一天”。 他的靈修文章善於激勵與啟迪人心，更幫助許多讀者每日倚靠主、與主同行。 The Word For You Today“得力的一天”，最初在美國發行， 後來經由英國UCB電台的推廣，目前除了英國、澳洲，在全世界各地有不同的語言版本， 每季發行超過三百五十萬冊。 鮑勃·蓋斯牧師希望藉由每日的靈修小品， 使讀者得著神的啟示與靈感，更深切的渴慕神的話。|
Don’t just pray—believe!
“Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
One of the dangers in praying is not expecting God to answer. The Bible says, “Without faith no one can please God. We must believe…God is real and…he rewards everyone who searches for him” (Heb 11:6 CEV). The only currency God trades in is faith, and “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Ro 10:17). As you immerse yourself in Scripture, faith takes root and begins to grow.
And faith is what makes your prayers effective. But what if your faith lines up with God's Word and the answer is delayed? Keep praying and believing! “Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised” (Heb 10:35-36 NIV).
When a rural farming community was hit by severe drought, the local church called a prayer meeting. Almost everybody in town showed up (interesting how trouble has a way of getting our attention). As the pastor stood before a packed church he noticed an eleven-year-old girl beaming with excitement in the front row. Lying on the pew beside her was a bright red umbrella poised and ready for use. The beauty and innocence of the sight made him smile, as he compared the child's faith with that of all the others in the church. Looking at the congregation, he announced: “The rest of us came to pray for rain, but she came expecting God to answer!” So don't just pray—believe!
Mk 11:24 NKJV
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.