If we believe we receive what we ask for when we pray, we will have what we ask for!
Believing that you receive what you ask for when you pray, even though you didn’t yet see the manifestation of it, is the key to receiving what you prayed for.
This month I want to look at faith for receiving, whether it is healing or anything God has promised us in His Word.
Let’s start at looking at what Jesus said about faith in Mark chapter eleven. His words here are the most illuminating on the subject of faith of any of the four Gospels.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto to them, Have faith in God (or the Greek says, “Have the faith of God.”).
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
The word “believe” in the last clause of verse 24 points out that the word believe, is to have faith you receive what you need at that moment when you pray. It takes faith to believe you have what you need when you don’t see it in your physical hands. This is the God kind of faith.
Here is one of the first and greatest insights that I have received on the subject of faith. Where did I get it? As I read and meditate on Mark 11:22-24 the Holy Ghost taught me. What I found out is that faith begins where the will of God is known.
Do you see where many people fail? They are trying to believe for something because someone else believed it. No, you must know and act on the Word of God for yourself because you believe it, not because some else believe it.
We must ask our heavenly father to give us clearer revelation on the faith to receive. There are several Scriptures references that addresses this subject. I discovered that receiving is an art. For example, in the area of electronic communication there must be a sender and a receiver, but the sender and the receiver must be on the same frequency or it will not work.
Secondly, in order to receive something you must make room for it, you must prepare for it. You must be legally entitled to receive what is being delivered. And you must settle these Scriptures in your mind.
Matthew 7: 8
For everyone that asketh receiveth ….
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
Word for Today: "Less is More"
One of the most frequently overlooked communication mistakes leaders make is the tendency to “Over Communicate.” Over-communication is communication that lacks focus. Some communicators may sound like an entire newspaper instead of an article focused on a subject. They say a great deal about everything, but when they finish, people would ask, what was the point? When leaders communicate, “Less is Often More.” Maybe that’s why the Book of Proverbs says, “When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” My question for you today is, “Are you making the leadership mistake of “Over- Communicating?”