I really believe that the minute we start believing God can do big things in our life is the minute we’re open to receiving them.
(Jesus) You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it. – Matthew 21:22 NLT
Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. – Mark 11:22-25 NLT
I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! – John 14:12-14 NLT
Jesus is really clear – when we pray with belief and with surrendered hearts, and when our prayers line up with His word (Psalm 130:5), we will receive what we ask for. Even if we have to wait (Psalm 130:6). Even if we have to keep on praying.
(Jesus) And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. – Luke 11:9 NLT