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Mark 11:24 New King James Version

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

This verse sounds so wonderful.  You pray, God answers and you get what you prayed for,  but what is left out of this equation is the timing and what happens in that time between the prayer and the answer.   There are seasons in our prayers; the asking, the waiting and the answer.   The time of waiting is a time of a deeper work, which involves preparing and changing us within so that we are in position to receive what we desire.  This can take place in the form of discipline, pruning or healing in order to get us into position for the answer to our prayer.  There is no doubt that God wants to bless us, but what we ask must be pleasing to Him and must be in line with His will;  Not just the prayer itself, but the timing.

1 John 5:14 (NKJV)

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

It is important to spend time with God and stay in the center of His will so that we will know His heart and what to pray for.  He already has a plan and that plan includes all that we will need and even want in order to have the abundant life He promises us. God created each one of us uniquely so that our desires are also individual.  

We need to stand in faith believing God is moving on our behalf and when we pray, it must be with a believing and thankful heart.

Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)

And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

The name of Jesus is the doorway into answered prayer,  ushers us into the entryway of possibility.   

John 14: (NLV)

Yes, if you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

God is more than willing to give us all that we ask.  We must trust Him; His timing, the manner in which He chooses to answer and the answer itself.

Ephesians 3:20 (NLV)

God is able to do much more than we ask or think through His power working in us.

Challenge.   Even before He created us, God smiled with delight at the thought of blessing us.  Pray and believe that He will answer according to His will and His timing.

God Bless


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.