Keys to Powerful Prayer, page 8

IMG_2004smallx2Chapter 2 FAITH

Mark 9:23 “Everything is possible for him who believes.”

It never ceases to amaze me that God considers faith so important. Faith is

critically important to answered prayer. It is the vehicle that saves. Ephesians

2:8,9 says we are saved by grace through faith.

In South Korea, Dr. Cho prayed for church growth when his church was very

small. What did his faith look like? It looked like happy optimism that what

he prayed for would happen. He prayed that a large number of people would

join the church. Then he actually got a tape measure and began measuring

how much space he would need for all those people. He was so sure that it

would happen that he took action.-.And he and many others in his church were

rewarded when God answered his prayers. Dr. Cho now pastors the largest

church in the world.


The Holy Spirit living in you (if you are a Christian) is much more powerful than

you can imagine. He provides power to dramatically change your life from a life

of losing to a life of winning. He gives you the power to demolish strongholds in

your life such as additions, bad habits, worry, sadness, or any other negative


The power of the Holy Spirit within you is waiting to give you the peace and

victory most people would not even believe is possible. Belief is the key. You

have to believe and have faith that your dream will come true through prayer. If

your goal is to improve a relationship, you have to believe that your relationship

will improve. You have to believe that you will achieve your God-given dreams

and goals in life. A great man of God once said “Work like everything depends

on you and pray like everything depends on God.” It is true.

Jesus said, in Luke 17: 21, “The kingdom of God is within you…” Did you know

that you have a very powerful kingdom living in you? Stop and think about that.

There is so much power to achieve your dreams that you will never stop finding

the end to that unlimited power.


You have probably heard about the man who strung a wire cable across

Niagara Falls. A large crowd gathered as he walked across the wire. He

got a wheelbarrow and asked the crowd if they believed he could push a

wheel barrow across the wire. Most clapped and expressed their faith that

he could do it. But then he said “Okay, who will ride in the wheelbarrow?”

No one volunteered. They apparently didn’t have enough faith to ride in the

wheelbarrow high above the waterfall.

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