The Joy of My Desire
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24 KJV
Prayer is like a spiritual wedding taking place in your heart. You, the believer, are the bride and Jesus (God’s Word) is the Groom. So, as Jesus instructed: when you pray, enter into that “inner room” in your heart then shut the door, and when you have shut the door to the outside world and other distractions, enter the bridal suite, if you will, with no one but the bride and the Groom and focus only on the thing desired (Matt. 6:6). The promised reward is the joy of your desire.
A wedding requires preparation and a performance of a ceremony, but the marriage isn’t finalized until consummation, i.e., where the bride and groom becomes one—the act of marriage (Gen. 2:24). Spiritually speaking, in prayer you become one with the Word that you pray. The bride feels the joy of being and possessing that which she desires; thus, prayer is spiritually performing the act of marriage and procreation (Gen. 4:1). As you pray the Word, its truth leaves you impregnated by faith. You then must die to your present condition and problems and assume the Name and nature of the answer.
Whatsoever you—the bride—believe God for in prayer becomes the joy of your desire and your belief makes you pregnant by faith (text). Faith is the proof that you are married to that Word and pregnant with the answer and divorced from the problem. Now, when you arise from prayer and open the door to return to the circumstance you left behind, you return as a pregnant bride, walking by faith and not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). If you continue to believe that you have received, you’ll begin to see signs of the pregnancy in your circumstances, but you must be willing to give up your problems, needy condition, and limitations and identify with that which you desire, and feel the joy!