40 Days of PRAYER

Dr Jim Brown's TruNorth Devotional
40 Days of PRAYER
Day 22 | HAVE FAITH IN GOD | Mark 11:22-24

Mark 11:22-24
“And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted to him. Therefore, I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted to you.’”

Jesus was walking with his disciples and wanted to teach them more about prayer.  This event occurred right after Jesus had cursed the fig tree and, when they passed it later, the disciples saw that it was withered from the roots.

One of the things Jesus was trying to teach his followers was to “have faith in God” and in the power of His Word.  And then He used the withered fig tree as an example that NOTHING is beyond God’s ability.

Jesus is further teaching them (and us) that there are no limits on a believer’s prayers, as long as they are in accord with God’s will and purpose; as long as the believer’s faith and prayer are consistent with God’s sovereignty (meaning: HE always has the final word).

The enemy of our faith talks us out of praying as we should.  He tells us NOT to waste God’s time praying about this or that.  His lies to us might include thoughts such as: “God’s too busy for this trifling prayer.”  “Are you sure this is in line with God’s will? Really?”  “You don’t have enough faith to pray about that, do you?”  “You’re far from perfect, right? Then why would you even think that God would listen to you today?”

My advice: Stop listening to the Enemy.  PRAY and talk to YOUR Heavenly Father and ask Him for what you need and then, BELIEVE.

Prayer: LORD, help me to discern YOUR will from the Enemy’s sending doubts my way.  And thank you that I can pray to you anytime. Amen.