Posted by: bshelley | July 1, 2009

Pray in His will

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Today’s Verse: 1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. NASB

When I am working with folks on a better understanding of prayer, this is always a must read passage. From it I get “God hears our prayers”, “God answers our prayers” and “God only gives good answers to our prayers”. We can pray in God’s will simply by asking His will be done and not our own as part of our request. This is how Jesus prayed and so should we. This does not preclude us asking for things in the best way we know how whether they ultimately are God’s will in a situation or circumstance or not. But by simply yielding all prayer to His will we know that what we will receive is His best for us and in accordance to His will. When some struggle with the idea of “praying nothing doubting”, praying knowing God has promised to answer is the solution. We have confidence not in our perfect request, but rather in God’s perfect answer. He assures us that He hears and answers. What a wonderful promise to claim in prayer. Praise God.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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