When we affirm the outcome of our prayers that the will of God be done, after we have taken our heartfelt desires to Jesus, then He transforms our hearts to align with His will for our lives. When there is something that you want very much it's time to humbly pray about it. Ask the Lord if it is the right thing. If it is wrong then you will not be assured spiritually. If it is right then you'll be spiritually assured.
The positive spiritual assurance received during and after our prayers are quenched in Holy Spirit blessings. Is it any wonder that our outpouring of thankfulness to our Lord is repetitive? Use answered prayer as the goal. Anticipate the Lord's love within answered prayer. And we may find that images of the goal's completion are given to us by Spirit.
Apostle Paul says it this way: Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 So arise from your prayers with thanks, a very grateful heart, and keep giving Him thanks. You will reach the goal with Christ Jesus guiding you.
To God be the Glory!
Rev. Patricia E. Walker, AlphaChurch.org