Hank introduces the F-A-C-T-S Prayer Guide: Faith. Adoration. Confession. Thanksgiving. Supplication. While the Prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray is frequently the entryway into prayer, it is not the only way to pray. F-A-C-T-S provides a means by which you can dive deep into a place in which your harried requests may give way to the quiet of union with the Lover of your soul. Scripture says that Jesus often “withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16). Jesus longed to be alone with his Father in secret. This raises an obvious question: Do you have a secret place? Here is how Hank typically begins prayer in his secret place with a focus on Faith (the first letter in F-A-C-T-S): “O, Lord Jesus. O, Lord Jesus. O, Lord Jesus! Once again, this morning, I place my entire trust in you. No place is safer than in your loving arms. I thank you, dear Lord, that you are always there as my refuge in the midst of life’s storm…” Faith is only as good as the object in whom it is placed. Faith is more than mere knowledge and agreement; it involves living trust. Not faith in your own faith. But dependence on the Lover of your soul. And biblical faith is neither blind nor contrary to sound logic and reason but is trusting in what you have solid reason and evidence to believe is true. Faith must be ultimately rooted and grounded in the nature of God Himself. And nothing is more crucial than a proper perception of who God is. He is portrayed in Scripture as the Sovereign of the universe. He is described as Spirit, perfectly wise, self-sufficient, omnipotent, and omniscient. The One who sees all and knows all from all eternity, the One who wields supreme and absolute authority. Thus, faith is a channel of living trust—an assurance—which stretches from a human being to their God. And the greatest demonstration of faith is trusting God even when we do not understand. It is the sort of confidence exemplified by Job as he persevered in the midst of affliction, trusting God despite the whirlwind that threatened to blow his life into oblivion. His eternal perspective forever enshrined in the words, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15).
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