Good afternoon! Happy Monday to you all. I pray that you had a wonderful weekend. I decree and declare that today will be better than your yesterday. Walk into the blessings of God and enjoy them.
TFTD: Anything you ask…BELIEVING…you shall receive
Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Think about the laundry list of things that you ask people to get you and even the things that you ask God to give you? I’ve discovered that as believers we don’t have a problem asking for things, we just have a problem believing in the things we ask for. We want to succeed in life and we have visions of doing great things and when we finally muster up the courage to ask God for something big (in our eyes), we fail to believe that it can come to past for one of a few reasons. We either doubt:
- That God can provide;
- That we are worthy of receiving the thing that we asked for;
- That we are capable of carrying out the vision set before us;
just to name a few. God’s word cannot and will not return void. If God said it then it’s true. This faith walk is not easy, but the more you try God then you will see that He is always faithful. He says, “that whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” You must first pray to God. We have to stop running to God only when things are going wrong or when we want something. Get in the habit of going to God in prayer all of the time for various reasons. Go to Him to show Him reverence. Go to Him in praise and worship. Go to Him to hear His voice while you sit in silence. Get in the habit of praying to God. That’s step number one.
Note God’s word says, “whatever things you ask in prayer, BELIEVING, you shall receive. The reason why some of you have not received your blessing or the answer to your prayers is because you don’t believe in the thing that you prayed over. You don’t believe that God will give you what you request. You doubt the power of God to move on your behalf because you feel like you are unworthy. You doubt the capability of God to answer your prayer because you may feel like you are asking for too much. We’ll I’m here to tell you that nothing is too hard for God. NOTHING! It’s time to increase our faith in God. The more time you spend developing a personal and intimate relationship with Christ then the more your faith will increase.
God has so many wonderful things that He wants to do in and through you and He heard your prayer, but the only thing that is stopping Him from releasing them to you is your lack of belief. As believers, we have to be reminded who we are in Christ. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives within each and every one of you. If that same power can go to hell, snatch the keys, and ascend to heaven, then surely it can answer your prayers.
I challenge you to examine your relationship with Christ and begin trying Him. He will never fail you. Stop blocking your blessings by disbelief. When you ask in prayer make sure you BELIEVE. All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed. Pray, believe, and you shall receive that’s the word of God. Believe in it!
Have a blessed day!!!
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