Mark 11:24, NIV “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Sometimes spiritual principles can be counter-intuitive to what’s natural to us. The Bible teaches to give as a means to increase (Luk.6:38). It is more blessed to give than to receive (Act 20:35). Be kind to those who use you (Matt.5:44). Speak of none existent things as though they already are (Rom.4:17). Part of the growth in the Christian walk is the understanding that the wisdom of God transcends what the ordinary mind can comprehend, however its results are undeniable.
Jesus in teaching concerning faith and prayer says to believe that you have received what you’re asking God for in prayer, and then it will be yours. Rather than argue with God’s word and try to figure out how it would work, it is best to mix it with faith and act accordingly. So how would you act if you have received what you asked for in prayer? You will be filled with joy and gratitude. You would testify of God’s goodness. This is the attitude that you must have after prayer.
If you’re still puzzled by how this will work, that is where faith comes in. Faith makes the decision to act on the basis of God’s word. It may feel strange and illogical, but remember wisdom is justified by her children (Luk.7:35). God’s word works for those who work it by faith.
Scriptures to Meditate: Matt.7:11, Rom.4:17, Isa.55:11, Heb.4:2
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