How What I Call My Ah-Ha Moment Changed My Life! 

By Kayla Kennada

I’m sure we all have had what I call an Ah-ha moment. It is when you realize something of importance that had previously eluded you. That was my experience about three decades ago and I’ve never forgotten it. It was a God wink that changed my life forever. My telling this story may make this an Ah-ha moment for you as well. 

Where it started

Attending a denominational church for seven years taught me to pray religiously. We would pray to God “If it be your will”, which sounded good. I really did want God’s will for my life. Our prayers consisted of asking God to fix what was wrong and to supply what we needed. After all, the Bible does say we have not because we ask not. The issue with praying that way is that I wasn’t receiving what I asked for. In turn that led me to believe that anything I prayed for was not His will for me to have. I felt doomed to live with my situations and lack. Even though I still loved God, eventually it caused me to doubt the Word and that anything good would ever happen to me.

When my mind shouted Ah- Ha!

Through a turn of events that is another story for another time, I began to attend a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church. They did everything different from singing praise and worship rather than a song service with a hymnal to praying with authority and speaking the Word. This was an entirely new church culture for me. When I heard Dr. Johnnie Blount preach a message about prayer, my mind shouted Ahhh! And then Ha! That’s why my prayers weren’t answered! The truth was revealed that it didn’t have anything to do with me personally. The realization hit me that I had been taught to pray and ask amiss. What a game changer!

The Change

I began to put into action what I had just been taught. With a new understanding of my God-given authority, I spoke the Word while visualizing receiving what I had spoken coming to pass in my life. Faith and patience saw me through until I received what I had come into agreement with the Word of God about. My circumstances were obeying what I told them to do. Things were turning to and for my good. 

The Word continually reveals itself to us when we hunger for the Kingdom of God. Since then, I have learned even more. We were asking amiss because we were asking for what had already been done. 2 Peter 1:3 says that we have already been given all things that pertain to life and godliness. I love this verse! That means before we need it, it is already supplied. Many times we are waiting on God to supply for us while He is waiting on us to come into agreement with the Word that it is and has been ours. 

Romans 10:6-8 teaches that the righteousness of faith speaks this way. We are not to call down Jesus [the Word] from heaven or to bring up Christ again from the dead. We are not to believe for the future or the past. We are to believe now and speak the Word that is in our mouth and in our heart, which is the word of faith. 

Hebrews 11: 1 says “Now faith is. This means we believe it is already ours according to 2 Peter 1:3 and also in Mark 11:24 where Jesus tells us “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” 

Standing on the Word

Knowing these keys have seen me through many trying times and have even saved lives. Standing on the Word by staying in faith without wavering or fainting is essential to seeing our desired outcome. The keynote to keep in mind is that trials come to test our faith. When we stand firm, then our faith produces patience and brings maturity. 

Toward the end of Paul’s life he said “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). It is my desire that we implement these scriptural principles already mentioned and in the verses below to fight the good fight, to finish our course, and to keep the faith! 

Key Scriptures

  1. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. – Mark 11:23 NKJV
  2. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. – James 1:3-4 KJV
  3. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. – Hebrews 10:23
  4. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19 NKJV
  5. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8 NKJV
  6. For we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
  7. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – James 1:6-8 NKJV

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