Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
At the point of salvation when we believed, the seed of the Holy Spirit is planted inside of us. The growth of that seed depends on you the new believer. What you focus on will depend on whether you will continue as a carnal Christian or move forward into maturity as a spiritual Christian. The less we conform or follow the ways of the world and the more we are renewed in knowledge of Gods truth the more we will be able to know and understand what God’s will is for our lives. According to Andrew Murray it’s pretty simple to know which one you are. “The Christian who walks in the spirit, and has crucified the flesh, is spiritual (Galatians 5:24). The Christian who walks after the flesh, and wishes to please the flesh, is carnal (Romans 13:14).” Here is an easy tip to know whether you are carnal or spiritual. I quote Andrew Murray, “One of the signs of this is that there is little pleasure or perseverance in fellowship with Christ through prayer. Love of prayer is one of the marks of the spirit.”
Psalm 20:5 We will rejoice in your salvation
Our salvation should make us rejoice daily for we were chosen by God and we accepted his gift of eternal life and our names are written in the lambs book of life. We escaped his terrible wrath in a burning fiery hell. Everything God does for us is out of a heart of love, either to teach us his way or show us how real he can be in the midst of the valleys of life. Never focus on the problems of your past, but rather focus on what Jesus has already done for you, and giving you salvation free from the pain of sin. Keep your focus on him always for is life.
Matthew 15:36–37 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. 37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.
Jesus is able to take what little we have and multiply it for his glory. The feeding of the 4,000 wasn’t just to feed people, it was to show them how great a God he can be in their personal lives. That we can take anything to him in prayer for he will always hear us and answer our prayers. The key element is faith, if you expect little of God then little answers to prayer is what you will receive. If you have great faith and ask big, difficult things then you will receive an over abundance of answers to prayer from God. Ask and you shall receive.