Believe: Asking and Receiving
Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive it all.” Matthew 21:21-22
As a child, you may have written Santa a long list of everything you hoped to receive on Christmas morning. When it came to your Christmas list, you held nothing back. You did not consider the cost of what you wanted, you simply asked for it and believed you were going to receive it. You had great hopes and expectations for Christmas morning because you believed you were going to get everything you asked for.
Like a child who boldly and confidently makes their Christmas list, Jesus wants you to ask Him in prayer for everything that you want. And after you have asked Him, He wants you to believe in Him and trust that you will receive what you have asked for no matter the cost and no matter how impossible it may seem. Jesus wants you to live with great hopes and expectations for your life because when you believe you will receive everything you have asked for in prayer.
Matthew 7:7, Hebrews 4:16