“23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.” Mark 11:23-24.
If we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will place His desires in our heart (Psalms 37:4). Our heart’s desires do not come from God in our fallen state. Where our treasure is, there will our heart be also (Matthew 6:21). The mountain of difficulties shall be removed when we pray and believe the desire God has placed in our heart.
If a prayer is founded on the desire God has placed in our heart, BELIEVE that it will be received and it shall be received!
However, if a prayer is based on presumption so that it may be consumed upon our own lusts (James 4:3), even though it is quickly declared “it shall come to pass” when the Lord has not commanded it (Lamentations 3:37); this prayer will not be received and it shall not come to pass for those who delight themselves in the Lord.
“10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 1 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
If one does not want the Truth, if they do not delight in the Lord Jesus Christ….Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe, if they follow man’s methods of humanistic psychology to overthrow, overcome and obtain their desires; God will send them a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie. Their presumptuous prayers may indeed be answered.
It is impossible to trust in the Lord without knowing His Word for ourselves.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15.
Delight in the Lord your God. He is worthy.
-Donna Clark Warren