Wow this is a big deal. Listen to this audio and see the post on Elijah List. Finally an explanation that hits home and makes sense about Mark 11 and how thankfulness triggers the belief necessary to “believe that you receive”.
Remember that God wants to do everything WITH you. Most of us tend to think we’re going to do something for God first (if even that) and get back to God later. No no no. It takes a lot of us a long…. time (speaking for myself) to get this, to accept this, to believe this – which essentially means that you are agreeing that God is actually Good, and cool and fun and that He actually cares!