Thursday, 14 August, 2014

Believe

Today’s Verse 

Mark 11:24 New Living Translation (NLT)

24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you BELIEVE that you’ve received it, it will be yours.

Today’s Devotion 

BELIEVE!

29Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: BELIEVEJOHN 6:29

23I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really BELIEVE it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.

24 I tell you, YOU CAN PRAY FOR ANYTHING, AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU’VE RECEIVED IT, IT WILL BE YOURS. MARK 11:23-24

            God’s plan for us is actually so simple that many times we miss it. We tend to look for something more complicated - something more difficult - that we are expected to do to please God. Jesus has told us what we are to do to please the Father, “BELIEVE!”

            Doubt brings in confusion and often depression. It causes us to speak doubtful and negative words. Believing, on the other hand, releases joy and leaves us free to enjoy life while God is taking care of our circumstances. It sounds almost too good to be true which is why many people never enter into  God’s plan.

            When Jesus said that whatever we ask of God, believing, will be granted to us, He was saying that we will receive it free. In God’s economy, everything comes to us as a gift, and the only thing we can do with a gift is receive it graciously with a thankful heart.

            FAITH IS NOT THE PRICE THAT BUYS GOD’S BLESSING. IT IS THE HAND THAT RECEIVES HIS BLESSING. THE PRICE WAS PAID FOR US BY JESUS CHRIST ON THE CROSS.

A Tip of the Day – 

Faith, like muscle, is strengthened by “using” it, not by talking about it.

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