Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, 24 June 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Receiving Your Desires
“Then Jesus answered and said to her, ‘O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour.” Matthew 15:28 NKJV
A desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. We all have desires: to start a business, to pursue a passion, to travel abroad, to have a lot of money, to be a great sponsor of the gospel, etc. There’s something they say, “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”. But what if wishes were actually horses and beggars could ride?
You see, God is not against us having the desires of our hearts! I need to emphasize this: listen, it costs God absolutely nothing to give you the desires of your heart, and it doesn’t matter how expensive it is! Solomon didn’t ask God for wealth, but God gave Him too much wealth that he is still regarded as one of the wealthiest men in the history of the world! Do you understand what I am saying? We serve a God Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ever ask or think!
Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” It can’t be easier than that! If you desire a property, for instance, ask God for a property; after asking Him, believe that He heard you, don’t keep asking and acting as if He is deaf or difficult; believe that He heard you and that He has actually given you the property of your choice! Then keep thanking Him while you await the physical manifestation of His divine response. That’s how it works. Hallelujah!