I’ve discovered something about answered prayer over the years. It’s that we need to ‘frame up” what we are asking. Meaning we need to see it just like we can see a picture within its frame.
I spent a few weeks working in a picture framers as a teenager, and I learnt that there is a fine art behind framing; the measurements, colours, mount boards and the frame itself. It takes time, effort, skill, thought and imagination to frame up artwork well.
Likewise, it takes time, effort, and allowing ourselves to see what God sees and to “frame up” what we believe in prayer. We can rush the process and then wonder why we don’t see the spectacular and complete answers to our prayer requests. However, I’m discovering that when we properly “frame-up” our requests and take time to seek what God is saying about our future and what the blueprint He is releasing from heaven is, then amazing things happen.
God is a good God, and He loves us more than we can imagine. When we honour Him for who He is and choose to “frame-up” – to see and dare to ask and believe in the power of God, then we will begin to draw these things into our lives.
What are you “framing up” today? Are you believing, speaking and “seeing” the miraculous and best for your life, or are you “framing up” disaster, strife and lack?
Jesus said some pretty astounding things, and one such statement he made was, “I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.” (Mark 11:22) In other words, “frame it up”. Seek God, see it, believe, ask, and you shall have it.
Take some time and “frame up” something fantastic today.
Prayer: Lord, help me see how you see and begin to frame up the world how you want it to be so that I can then start to believe for that to happen. I’m choosing to “frame up” something amazing today. In Jesus name Amen.