There's a difference between believing something and believing IN something. James tells us "You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!" The Demons believe in God. YET, they don't believe Him. If they did, they would still be following after. Many of us are in the same place as the demons. We believe in God, but we don't believe Him. If we did, why are we not seeing His people living in submission? Why are we not seeing His power persist in His people? In the Bible, Jesus asks us to do everything in His name. The Apostles did everything in His name. what does that mean? It was done in HIS AUTHORITY. He asks us to walk around in His authority, to ask in His authority, and to do things with His authority. That, however, can only come through submission. We can't understand His will, and have His authority, unless we submit to Him. Believe Him, take Him at His word, submit to his will, and walk in His authority. What will your life look like then, Christian?
23 oIn that day you will pask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, qwhatever you askof the Father in my name, rhe will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing inmy name. sAsk, and you will receive, tthat your joy may be full.
5 jIf any of you lacks wisdom, klet him ask God, lwho gives generously to all withoutreproach, and it will be given him. 6 But mlet him ask in faith, nwith no doubting, for theone who doubts is like oa wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
14 And this is hthe confidence that we have toward him, that iif we ask anythingaccording to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask,we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.