The basic underlying force behind answered prayer is faith. That is why Jesus frequently said, “According to your faith be it unto you.”
I want to share with you one non-traditional way of developing your faith.
“I am crucified with christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
There is a kind of faith which is developed through a crucified life.
“Crucifixion” implies sacrifice. As you put your life on the line for the sake of God’s word, you will experience God come and rescue you in very difficult situations. This builds your faith till you come to a point where you develop a faith that is based on your experiences of God’s power.
I call it “Taliban Faith.” This means I am ready to die for the gospel!