March 6th 2016
Todays verse: Mark 11:20-25
Faith and Forgiveness
These five verses of scripture are so full of power that they can change your life. Jesus says that v24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Wow! What a promise. Through the strength and power we have in Jesus we can overcome great challenges and things change when we pray in faith. It is the gift of faith all Christians have been given that does wonders in the spirit.
Faith makes us righteous and removes the mountains of guilt, throwing them into the deep seas never to rises in judgment against us. (Rom 5:1)
Faith cleanses our hearts (Acts 15:9) and removes the mountains of corruption and makes them into green fields of Gods grace. It is by faith we overcome the world and by faith that Gods word renews our minds.
It is also important to act on the verse that follows in Mark 11: 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
Jesus shows us here the necessary qualification of mountain moving prayer. It is that we freely forgive those who have hurt us in any way. Is there someone in your world that you need to forgive? Could it be that this unforgiveness is holding you back from all God has for your life?
Brain Houston says it like this. ”No mature Christian who is seasoned in the Word, has any reasonable excuse to live their life offended!”
It may not be an easy process but it will transform your life. Let today be a new start, forgive those who have hurt you and pray big prayers that only God can answer.