The disciples of Jesus gathered to pray when the Sanhedrin threatened them not to speak in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, after that a notable healing miracle had happened to the man, who was lame from his mother’s womb, well known by all and sundry, at the gate called Beautiful. The chief priests and the elders had threatened them not to speak in the Name of Jesus anymore, so they withdrew to their company and began to pray. Our opening Scripture reveals that their prayer began with acknowledgement, “Lord, thou art God…” Acknowledging God is a scriptural pattern in prayer. When you acknowledge God as God, it helps and strengthens your faith. In Acts 4:25, they continued “Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?” Here, they were putting God’s Word to Him, acknowledging prophecy, the potency, immutability, or unchangeableness of prophecy. In other words, they were saying, “God, this is what you have said, You cannot change, Your word is true.” They acknowledged God as faithful according to His Word. What you call God in your prayer or what you give God thanks that He is in you, that is what your faith will receive and that’s what will be revealed to you of God.
1 John 3:1 says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…” God gave birth to you of His own will, therefore as God’s child, sometimes you just need to go before God and say, “Father in the Name of Jesus, I thank You because You are my Father. Now I have a Father and I know what it means to have a Father. You are my Source and Sustainer; therefore, my needs are met, my bills are paid, and I give You the praise because You are my Father. Now, I am Your child and I thank You.” This builds up your faith and confidence in God. You will never be able to forget that God is your Father. Why? Because you acknowledge that again and again, continually. This is one of the biblical ways of bonding with your heavenly Father. Your love for the Father is renewed and reinvigorated as you acknowledge Him with abounding thanksgiving unto God!
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
Father in the Name of Jesus, I thank You because You are who you say you are. As I acknowledge the potency, immutability and unchangeableness of your Word to me, my faith is reinforced to overcome challenges and to produce results.
Psalms 23:1; Romans 8:15.