Is that double talk, saying, “Ask without asking?!” We do it all the time. We sometimes assume people can read our minds. People can’t but God can.
As I read the verse of the day I wanted to look a little deeper, not over think it but, consinder what Jesus said, what He is still saying and what He is saying to me personally.
The verse alone, by its self, could easily be takenen out of context & misunderstood:
So, I campared translations, here is one:
For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.
MARK 11:24 AMP
It’s really all about God’s power & our trust in Him.
Here is that same verse but looking at just a few verses before & after it, above & below it:
Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly]. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will]. For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you. Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others].
MARK 11:22-25 AMP
Let go & let God
Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking . If you have anything against someone, forgive —only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”
Mark 11:22-25 MSG
Enough said, beetle
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