I so love spending time with the Lord in the early morning hours, and as I ask Him to give me my nugget of truth to take into my day, apply to my life, and use to point me to Him all day long, I am more than amazed at how He meets me right where I am and ministers to me through His word.
Today I read some scriptures about believing and God gave me the title of this post, “I believe I receive, because I believe.”
The bible says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” ~ John 10:10.
The thief is the devil, and his only quest is to steal, kill and destroy! Don’t let him, my friend! Believe God and you will receive His promises.
Here is why:
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” ~ Matthew 21:21-22 NIV
Do you see that, my friend? IF we believe, we WILL receive. So when doubts creep in, as they often do, cast them OUT and remember Jesus’ promise that IF we believe, we WILL receive. Don’t allow unbelief to undermine your faith in God, your trust that God will remain true to His promises (because He always will!), and Believe you Receive, Because YOU Believe!!
In this scripture in Matthew, it is speaking about a time when Jesus was walking with his disciples and was hungry. As he approached a fig tree, he found it to be unfruitful, bearing NO fruit, and He cursed it and it withered on the spot! Because the disciples were so amazed and questioned him about this, he gave them this response, found in Matthew 21:21-22.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
If you have faith and do not doubt…You must have Faith, my friend.
You must Say it…Speaking it out in faith is believing
If you believe, you will receive…You must Believe
Whatever you ask for in prayer…You must Ask, my friend.
These truths are so empowering, but we must keep our faith strong and cast out any unbelief that tries to derail us. If our faith seems to waver, we need to ask God to strengthen our faith, build our faith, and help us cast out any unbelief.
Allow Him to take your unbelief. Just as the bible says in Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you” and in I Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
So my friend, cast those cares and that unbelief upon Him, allow Him to remove it from your life, and then your faith will rise!
Then you will be able to Believe YOU Receive, because YOU Believe