Ephesians 1:3 says all blessings are in heavenly places in Christ. This means, ANYTHING we could ever want or need, which pertains to godliness, was made available to us through Jesus but, it’s in heavenly places. We may not be able to see or experience it at this time but, it’s there. Our belief that Jesus made those blessings available to us through His blood allows the manifestation of those blessings.

So whenever we ask God for a specific desire in the name of Jesus, we know it’s available to us and it’s a matter of time before it comes to pass. We don’t need to ask every time we pray. He heard us the first time (1 John 5:15). We transition to thanksgiving.

We look at a negative in our bank accounts and thank God for the increase in finances. As we’re driving our battered car, we thank God our new car has been made available to us. We look at an empty house and thank God for our spouse and children. Every morning we thank God we’re driving to our purposed career.

We sincerely thank God for those needs and desires until they manifest in our lives.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.