"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you
have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:24 (NIV)
When I first got saved, I wondered how on earth I was ever going to
serve God with all my flaws. I was at peace, and very happy to be with
God, but my faith was very small. So small that I rarely asked for God to
do any "hard" things.
I didn’t believe God could change me. Although I believed He rose from
the dead, split the sea, and walked on water, when it came to internal
problems in my heart and mind, I thought I was just too locked up for
Him to get inside. That was years ago, and I am just now being changed,
because I finally began to pray in faith. I didn’t take "you have not
because you ask not" literally, therefore in all this time of being
saved I have not been taking advantage of my greatest asset - prayer.
Jesus meant it when he told us to believe and receive what we ask for.
Problems and sins that shouldn’t be in my heart, such as pride,
short-temper, vanity, lust, can all go away now because I am believing God
when I ask Him to get rid of them. I’ve asked for patience, and I find
myself slower to anger and frustration. I’ve asked for wisdom, and I find
the scriptures making more sense every time I read them. I’ve asked for
divine love and a heart for the lost, and I find myself now praying for
people I would’ve considered lost causes before.
God is a tireless God, who always keeps His promises. Are you dealing
with emotional, financial, health, spiritual, or family problems? Got
family members and friends who need to find Christ? God already promised
that if we pray with belief, we already have what we ask Him for. He
also says that no good thing will He deny His children. Believe Him to
give you everything you ask for, and more! Don’t be afraid to ask Him for
something big! Have faith! The only thing that is greater than God’s
ability to provide, is God’s love for us!
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From My devotional.
Yo sister in Christ,