Hear and believe
John 14: 28-29 (NIV)
“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. (NIV)
Don’t you love it when God tells us in advance what He is going to do! He shows us clues through dreams, visions as well as through other people, bringing his plans to our spirit. However, He doesn’t always show us HOW He will do things.
While we are in prayer and agreement for something we are building our faith so that when He brings it to pass, when it happens in the natural, we will know and believe that it was Him that said it and Him that’s done it.
John 11:41-42 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
There it is again! God tells them beforehand (through relationship) so they will believe. The people had to hear it for themselves.
Likewise, God has heard your prayer so listen out for His confirmation so that when it happens, you will believe!