Fig Tree

The next day Jesus and His disciples were walking by a fig tree. Jesus who was hungry at the time noticed there was no fruit on the tree. So He cursed the tree. The tree immediately withered away. His disciples were amazed at how quickly it happened. So Jesus used this time to give a lesson.

 

Matthew 21:21+22

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Being in a prayer ministry I love  the last sentence. However I do find it a bit challenging. Jesus adds the caveat “believing”. I think that as “believers” the believing part is not that easy. How often do we go to prayer believing that what w e ask we will receive? We have been conditioned in the modern church to say something like this in our prayer. “If your will be done”, that is not what Jesus taught us in His ministry. He healed all whom he prayed for. You might say, Jym this is Jesus we are talking about. His life was a sort of model for us. I believe He wants us to have “faith” that He will give us what we ask for.

Lets aim to “believe” when we pray.

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