I was praying basically this prayer below this morning. I get to work and this devotional comes through. I am certain as wordy as I can get at times in trying to communicate that God might well have made certain I got a copy of this too, to say to me, "See Kristin, you don't have to go on and on about this for hours. I already know your heart. This is all you said to me over an hours time in a paragraph! Now smile, get on with your day in grace, and trust in me and love on my people. Love God." Simple prayers!
“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24, NIV).
Has God spoken things to your heart that haven’t come to pass yet? Sometimes when we are believing for things, it’s easy to let circumstances and the pressures of life drag us down. But when you make the choice to receive your promise by picturing it in your mind’s eye, and declaring it with the words of your mouth, your faith becomes stronger. You begin to feel more confident. You begin to feel more settled. You begin to have joy and peace because you know God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. What are you believing for God to do in your life today? Ask the Lord to give you the picture of what He sees when He looks at you and desires for his will in your life. As you open your heart and allow God’s thoughts to become your thoughts, and your receive His promises by faith, just like it says in the above verse—whatever you ask for in prayer will be yours because it is his idea/dream first!
Heavenly Father, thank You for another day to serve You. Thank You for the gift of faith. I ask that you search my heart and mind and remove anything that does not please you. Please help me choose grace first and receive your forgiveness and forgive others. Give me your thoughts of peace and joy today so that I can learn to receive all you have for me always. Help me to desire the things that matter to you and bring those dreams to pass. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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