A Slight Difference

In putting together yesterday’s post, I should have used a different word in a particular instance. In the post, the following was shared:

“I am not afraid; I only believe…”
After I pray, I believe I receive.

In wanting to convey faith once we’ve prayed, one could use the word “after;” however, Jesus did say, “when” you pray, which was emphasized in bold on the post.

“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 them.”  said by Jesus in Mark 11:23-25 NKJV

So it’s important to see that at the very moment of prayer, we’re to believe we receive our answer. “After” is acceptable, too, but it might be better to say then that “After I pray, I believe I’ve received.”

Though it’s just a slight difference, it’s been changed on the blog site to “When.” And it’s hoped that this mention of the difference will further emphasize the importance of believing we receive right when we first make our request, which helps us to stay confident during the test of time.

“I am not afraid; I only believe…”
When I pray, I believe I receive.

P. A. Oltrogge

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