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."
"What things soever ye desire...." No, not what things soever your grandpa desires. Not what things soever your aunt desires. Not what things soever someone else desires. But what you desire. You can get your desires. However, if what you desire is not what someone else desires, you won't be able to push your desires off on them. Why? Because when someone else is involved, their will comes into play on the situation.
Your faith will always work for you in your own life. And sometimes -- not always -- you can make your faith work for someone else. But when you are praying for someone, they need to be in agreement. They need to act on their faith, as well. For example, my wife and I are agreeing that our house is paid for completely, in record time; we are faithful with our tithe; we are faithful in our giving; we are out of debt and all of our needs are met.
Confession: My faith always works for me in my own life. By divine wisdom I will know when I can make my faith work for others.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.