Joyce Meyer Sermon Prayers That Get Answered: Now the first thing to we talk about today is doubt and how doubt affects us in getting answers to prayer. James 1:5 through 8 says, if any of you is deficient in wisdom, which i think is probably most of us, let him ask of the giving God, who gives to everyone, that includes you, liberally.
That means way more than enough and ungrudgingly, he doesn’t resent helping us, he likes to do it without reproach and fault-finding. Even though maybe some of the messes our my lives are of our own making, they came through our own lack of wisdom, I got myself in trouble, I didn’t listen to God to start with, I didn’t follow peace, I can still even in the midst of that, go to God and ask him to help me and he won’t even reproach me.
Which means shame or blame and he doesn’t find fault with me, he just helps me, now that doesn’t mean he doesn’t teach me and train me and correct me, but one of the examples that I’ve used many times is, if you have a child that has not done all their chores this week, but they’re outside playing and the neighbourhood bully gets after them and you hear them screaming for help, you’re not going to go check their list of chores to see if they got all their check marks, otherwise it is too bad for them, if the door is not open, you may go through it to get outside to help your kid.
That doesn’t mean that you won’t correct them later about their chores, that doesn’t mean that you might not tell them they can’t go outside for a day or something, but you will not refuse to help your children, because they are not perfect and don’t do everything exactly the way you want them to, so stop letting the devil steal from you, by thinking that you dare not ask God to help you, because you have not done everything that you should do just own it.
Only it must be in faith that he asked, with no wavering, no hesitating, no doubting, for the one who wavers, hesitates and doubts is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown, hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly let not such a person imagine he will see anything he asked for from the Lord, for being as he is a man of two minds, hesitating dubious, arrested, he is unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything he thinks, feels and decides, now doubt leaves us midway between believing and not believing and this says we’re not to become people of two minds, so the Bible talks about the mind of the Spirit and the mind of the flesh and I think we have to learn how to live by the mind of the Spirit.
Joyce Meyer wants us to understand that, It is possible to believe something with your heart, but the enemy is going to use your mind to try to steal your faith, so when we pray and want our prayers to be answered, we must completely believe and eliminate all forms of doubt we carry in our hearts and mind.