Guest post by Linda Young
When I was younger, I made a pecan pie from a recipe in my cookbook. The recipe called for corn syrup. Thinking it was no big deal, I substituted Karo pancake syrup for Karo corn syrup. After the pie cooled, I cut a slice to put on a plate. The inside never solidified; it was liquid in the middle. I learned that day how important it is to use the correct ingredients.
It’s the same way with God’s word. If we want the desired results, we need to follow what He says in His word. If you have a mountain in your life, Jesus said we should speak to the mountain and tell it to move. We are not told to talk to God about the mountain. We are to speak to the mountain. In Matthew 17:20 and Matthew 21:21, Jesus tells us if we say to the mountain, “Move!” it will move.
I had good intentions with my pie, but I used the wrong ingredients. We can have good intentions when we pray, but if what we are praying is not what God has taught us through His word, we won’t get the desired results. Let’s go back and reread the instructions!
Linda Young is a passionate author and teacher who delights in seeing lives transformed with the message of God’s goodness and unconditional love through Linda Young Ministries (www.LindaYoungMinistries.com). She is a conference speaker and women’s retreat leader known for her vibrant, yet down-to-earth-teaching style, packed with encouragement and from a place of genuine love for people. Linda is a graduate of Liberty Theological Seminary and is a member of the pastoral staff at Church 212° in Palm Desert, CA. She and her husband, Ray, make their home in Rancho Mirage, CA. They have six grown children and three grandchildren.