“Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Consider, however, that some of the things we may be asking for, we already have. Scripture is full of statements that are true about us as ones who have committed our lives to Christ. However, those truths may not be manifested in our lives. The disconnect isn’t with the Provider, rather, it may be with our enforcement or with our view of ourselves.
I’ll give you a concrete example. It is easy to see the truth that humans are alpha over dogs. Yet many pet owners allow their little fur balls to rule the house. The human may feel powerless to exert rules or boundaries. There is a problem in the way the pet owner views themselves. Can you imagine Fifi’s owner petitioning God for the authority to be boss at home over their pets? They already have the authority!!
Declaring What Is Already Ours Through Christ
- Declaring is an act of faith, which is activating!
“But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:6-7 NLT)
- Declaring moves spiritual realities from our heads and into our hearts, impacting the way we actually live our lives.
- Declaring announces to the forces of hell that we know who we are, and that we are enforcers of the truth.
But declaring the truth of your authority and position over the troops creates greater alignment because of enforcement.
Let’s start with Hebrews 4:16 (NLT), “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
Even in my failings, I come boldly to Your throne. You are gracious! In the name of Jesus, I declare that in this very moment I am finding Your mercy and grace to help me when I need it most...NOW!