Joel Osteen - Thanking God Before You See The Promise
Jesus said in Mark 11:24, "When you pray, believe that you receive when you pray". Not when it shows up, but when you pray, believe that it happened. Believe that God is so faithful, that he set the miracle into motion, that in the unseen realm angels are dispatched with your healing, your breakthrough, your freedom. Well, if you receive when you believe, if you already have it by faith, then you don't have to keep asking for it. You have to switch over from asking to thanking God.
What begging couldn't do, thanking God will do. Don't be a beggar, be a believer. When you pray, believe that it's done, and start thanking God that it's on the way. Believe that God heard you. Believe that he's faithful, that he set the miracle into motion, and believe that you deserve it, that you're worthy, that you're a child of the Most High.
When you hear yourself thanking God for what he promised, declaring his goodness, and speaking victory into your future, that's what builds your faith. That's how you're going to stay strong and have the endurance to see the promise come to pass.
When you're always thanking God, and bragging on his goodness, and talking about how great he is, that's when you're going to see his favor in amazing ways. You don't have to keep asking again and again. Make that switch and start thanking him for what he promised.