Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them – Mark 11:24
In the statement above from the Lord Jesus, the time of prayer is when you should believe and receive. This is the prayer of faith. If you desire a change or a miracle in any area of your life, that change or miracle depends largely on you. Jesus said, believe that you receive, and you shall have. It’s really up to you.
Some people believe God chooses when to help or bless as He wills, but that’s not true. He’s already done all that’s necessary for you to live an excellent life; He’s already given you all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). What you’re to do now is use the Word to build your life, and shape your future.
What you do with the Word is up to you. The Master unveiled a secret of change by the Word when He shared the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-8. When the disciples asked Him why He spoke to the people in parables, the Word declares, “…this people’s heart is waxed gross…lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13:15). I want you to note the words “any time“; meaning that whenever you “see” the Word with the eyes of your spirit, “hear” and “understand” it with your heart, you or your situation will be converted. In other words, there’ll be a change. How does this change occur?
Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul….” God’s Word is a converter; it’s a transforming agent! If you’d meditate on the Word, nothing can stop the change you desire from taking place! The Word will make a poor man prosperous, produce healing and health for the sick, and stir joy in the heart of the downcast. Stick to the Word, and it’ll transform you from glory to glory.
I’m increasing in the knowledge of God’s Word, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding! I’m being transformed from glory to glory, and positioned for the extraordinary life of dominion, victory, purpose, power and abundance, through the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25; 1 Timothy 4:15-16