Believe that you have received it, and it will be yours

Shocked. Such was Peter’s reaction when he saw that the fig tree Jesus cursed has actually withered—as if it were the most impossible thing to happen. After witnessing the blind see and the lame walk and the leprous made clean, Peter was still shocked.

But, aren’t we like Peter sometimes? Even after receiving countless answered prayers from God, we still jump at our feet in amazement when the promotion we’ve been praying for is granted or when the medical test result we’ve been fasting for goes negative—as if we never expected God to answer our prayers; as if we never thought God can answer our prayers.

This month, let us not forget that our God spoke the world into existence—and because He is such a God, of course, that which we have been praying for will be answered; of course we will experience new beginnings. If only we will believe that we have already received it, it will be ours.

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