This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Mark 11:25 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking of a surefire way we may block our miracles.
Lately, I talked about both the power of believing in God’s miracles and the undesirable consequences of disbelief, either inadvertent or not. In fact, I’ve always distilled the realization of God’s miracles down to whether or not we fully believe. For example, perhaps we have faith, but that faith is diluted with a little doubt so we are unable to experience the entirety of the wonders God has planned for us.
As I was reading yesterday’s bible verse though, I noticed another verse. At the time, quite honestly, I ignored it. I wasn’t in a place where I was able to explore that particular aspect of my faith because it brought up some latent feelings for me. I simply wanted to contain those feelings rather than dealing with them.
However, that verse has been weighing on my heart so I feel as though I need to share it with you all.
The first part, as you may remember, said that you should ask for what you want in prayer, believe you have received it, and it will be yours. Then the next verse, the one that has been on my heart, relates the importance of forgiving while you are in prayer.
I think that is actually incredibly important because just as failing to believe can block our miracles, so can an unwillingness to forgive keep us from the marvels that God has in store.
So the next time we need to recall these three key steps–pray, ask, and forgive–let us cling to these words, “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, pray, ask, and forgive.
Joyce Whitfield Burton
Thanks for a MISSING in my prayers – Forgiving. My immediate thought was – forgiving myself! Miracles are possible for me when forgive myself for . . . . .(All my transgressions – real or imagined!)