Matthew 21:21-22– Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea and it will happen. You can pray for anything and if you have faith you will receive it.”
After cursing the fig tree, Jesus is answering the disciples question as to how the tree withered so quickly. Jesus is telling the disciples they need to have complete faith without any question or doubt. Disciples of Christ need to have total trust in God and to pray that way. Jesus is not telling the disciples that God will answer prayer for all their desires. 1 John 5:14 says this, “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.”
I need to have all my faith and trust in God and pray accordingly. James 1:6 tell us, “But when you ask him, be sure that you faith is in God alone. Do not waiver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. When we are completely committed to God and ask Him, it is so powerful what we can do through the Spirit for His Kingdom. Paul reminds us in 1st Corinthians 13 that in addition to total faith, Love must be present or our efforts are void. My prayers must be in unwavering faith for things that are concerning to God not desires of this world.
Father, Please help me to have complete trust in you and recognize the power of prayer for things that burden you. Let your Spirit of love guide me as I reach out to others to share your Gospel.