MFM Daily Devotional 11 May 2023
TOPIC: Conditions for Getting Prayer Answered (IV)
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: The heart that yearns for result at the altar of prayer must come loaded with faith.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Today, heaven will give you the unction to pray and to receive, in the name of Jesus.
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Mark 11:20-24
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Chronicles 24 – 26; Luke 7 – 8
MFM Daily Devotional 11 May 2023 MESSAGE
Yesterday, we said that faith is a condition you need to get your prayer answered. We will be going further on it today. According to our Fire Scripture, Jesus told His disciples this salient truth. The previous day, he saw a fig tree with leaves and hoped to find fruits, but was disappointed when He did not see a single fruit on it. So, he now made this pronouncement, “No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever” (vs 14).
His disciples heard it when He said the words. And on the following day, they came through the same route and found that the fig tree had dried up from the root (vs 20). The Bible says, “Peter calling to remembrance saith unto Him, Master behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away” (vs21).
Beloved, Jesus made a declaration that no man would eat fruit of the fig tree thereafter forever, and it dried up. That was great faith in action. Jesus, when He was on earth, taught the disciples both theory and practical. The practical aspect is the faith that dried up the fig tree. All through the Bible, God is both the source and the object of true faith. We too must focus our faith and trust, not on the issue involved and not on faith itself, but fully on God. We need to work on our faith in God. Jesus said when we pray, we should believe that we have received, and we shall have our request.
Sometimes what we believe for may happen immediately. At other times, it may not. Yet, God gives the faith that our prayers have been heard and that He will respond in His perfect time and way. Dear reader of this devotional, may be you have been praying and yet you have not really experienced meaningful testimony, try and leave your prayers in the hands of God and let Him settle you in His own time and season. He is forever faithful!
MFM Daily Devotional PRAYER POINTS
1. Spirit of fear, depart from my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Power to pray and receive, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
3. Agents of darkness firing arrows at my heart, I return your arrow to you, die, in the name of Jesus.
4. Spirit of perfect concentration, envelop my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. O Lord, today, release the fire of Your altar into my heart, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, give me the gift of faith, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall reach my goal, in the name of Jesus.