Whatsoever You Desire

by Dr. Bill Bright

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have themMark 11:23,24( NKJV).

How big is your God? If the Holy Spirit were to withdraw from your life and from the fellowship of your local church, would he be missed? In other words, is there anything supernatural about your life or the local church where you have fellowship with other believers?

A skeptic, contrasting the actor and Christian worker, gave this evaluation: The actor presents fiction as though it were true. The Christian worker all too often presents truth as though it were fiction.

A militant atheist attacked Christians with this accusation: “You say that your God is omnipotent, that He created the heavens and the earth. You say that He is a loving God who sent His only Son to die on the cross for the sins of man and on the third day was raised from the dead. You say that through faith in Him one could have a whole new quality of life, of peace, love and joy; a purpose and meaning plus the assurance of eternal life. I say to you that is a lie and you know it, because if you really believe what you say you believe, you would pay whatever price it took to tell everyone who would listen. What you claim is without question the greatest news the world has ever heard, but it couldn’t be true or you would be more enthusiastic about it. If I believed what you believe, I would sell everything I have and use every resource at my command to reach the largest possible number of people with this good news.

Unfortunately, the critics and the skeptics have good reason to find fault with us. It is true that, if we really believed what we say we believe, we would be constrained, as the apostle Paul, to tell everyone who would listen about Christ, mindful that there is nothing more important in all the world that we could do. At the same time we would claim our rights as children of God, drawing upon the supernatural resources of God.

Bible Reading: Mark 11:20-26

TODAY’S ACTION POINT: I will seek to know God better by studying His Word and meditating upon his attributes so that His supernatural qualities will become more and more a part of my life for the glory and praise of His name.

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7 Responses to Whatsoever You Desire

  1. john kuruvila says:

    Please explain ‘HOLY SPRIT’ Also could you throw light on “SOUL’

  2. Frederick Delgado Francisco says:

    Yes we should be proud of Our Heavenly Father, and so we don’t need to be deceived by those critics but do what we could do to be obedient to God’s command… Everybody knows Jesus Christ Our Lord is the son of Our Heavenly Father and so we are too who believed in Christ Jesus is a children of God… What we should do is to live our life according to the glory of God… God is Creator and the final judgement is belong to him alone… Paying attention to atheist has nothing to do with our belief and if you want to live peacefully according to God’s plan we should focus to be obedient to God all the time, even without or with the critics…

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  4. Marge says:

    What the atheist said was ironically, so true! Let us not be shamed by the athiest and Proclaim the Good News to everyone!! We should not be content to languish in our faith but to spread it!

  5. Stephen Bernard says:

    Thank you for this insightful devotional.

    God bless you richly.

  6. Douglas R. Dawson says:

    What our militant atheist friend is saying to us as Christians is its time” to put up or shut up”

  7. mackintosh says:

    study to shew thyself a man approved by God.

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