Praying Higher

You can have a prayer life that is so high it will be as if you’re breathing the air found in heaven. Where when you close your eyes, and you begin to pray, that it wouldn’t surprise you in the least that if you peeked, you might see the Lord sitting on His throne and the angels singing all around Him.

Have a prayer life such that your voice is recognized in the throne room of heaven. “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up” (Luke 18:1 NLT).

We are meant to pray higher. God looks at you while you’re praying and can see in you how much faith you really have. The height of your prayers is equal to the height of your faith, and there is no fooling an infinitely all-knowing God.

We pray as high as we believe. “And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22 AMPC).

When you pray higher, you pray nearer to the level of all that God can do. There is nothing impossible for God, and so there should be nothing too hard to believe in. We think we have a great faith until we need one, and then we find ourselves struggling to even bring or problem to the Lord and let Him have it.

If you want to know where you lack faith, it is what you think is impossible for God to do. Jesus prayed: “Abba! (that is, ‘Dear Father!’) All things are possible for you…” (Mark 14:36 CJB).

We must learn to pray unreasonable prayers with the same conviction as we do something reasonable. We need to take anything to the Lord and just place it before Him and believe that He can do it. Too many believers don’t even believe enough to ask Him. And even if they ask Him, don’t really believe that He can do it.

Be the one in your circle of influence that believes for the impossible. “For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37 AMP).

If you don’t believe a thing, then it is hardly worth praying for it. An unbelieving prayer is telling God you don’t trust Him to do it, or you don’t think He is even able to do it. With faith like that, not only will you not move mountains, but neither will He.

It is not what you know that Jesus is interested in, but what you believe. Jesus said, “…when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8 NKJV). Knowledge says mountains can be moved – faith does it.

Throw caution to the wind and cast your doubts into the pit of hell, then fall to your knees and pray. Rebuke the Devil and his faulty logic. Turn away from the world’s sense of reasonableness and just sit before your Father with whom all things are possible.

Your faith journey should be a progression of believing more and doubting less. “Jesus replied, ‘Listen to the truth. If you have no doubt of God’s power and speak out of faith’s fullness, you can be the ones who speak to a tree and it will wither away. Even more than that, you could say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and be thrown into the sea’ and it will be done. Everything you pray for with the fullness of faith you will receive!’” (Matthew 21:21-22 TPT).

Don’t worry what people think about you, because they aren’t the ones you are praying to. Know that your God will bless you when you believe in Him with whatever is on your heart. When you hand your burdens over to the Lord, you will become so light that you will almost be floating into heaven.

When you don’t know what to do, just take it to the Lord. “The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control’” (Psalm 32:8-9 NLT).

Let go of whatever holds you back from believing in all that God can do. Become an expert at not thinking twice about asking the Lord to solve a thing and become illiterate in the logic of this world. Believe for the impossible, and you will be breathing the air from heaven.

Pray to God’s limits, not yours. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37 KJV).

Blessings to you,

Paul Balius


6 thoughts on “Praying Higher

  1. Prayer is the highest privilege of this life. In touching Him we are renewed, changed and empowered to shine forth His attributes into this lost world.

    Keep on!
    BT

    1. Oh yes, prayer is the highlight of our life, getting near to God! The further along I go, the more that I see that, and the greater the blessing I receive. Blessings to you Brian!

  2. This is uplifting and refreshing to me right now in my life. I am encouraged .
    Thank you so much, janet

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