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Word for Today July 17, 2009
Having Confidence in God
1John 5:14-15 says, “v14And we can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask Him for anything in line with His will. v15And if we know He is listening when we make our requests, we know He is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that He will give us what we ask for.” (NLT)
This scripture goes hand-in-hand with Matthew 7:7 which says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (NKJV)
A lot of times, we just quote part of the above scripture – the part about asking and we will receive. But we forget, God is not going to go outside of His will to bless us. We get so caught up in “asking” for what we want, sometimes we ask for things that are definite not the will of God; then we wonder why God is not answering our prayers. In order to get our prayers answered, we must pray the Word (will) of God (His will is His Word) (1John 5:14). When we pray the Word of God, we are personalizing the scriptures. Once we personalize the scriptures to fit our needs and begin to pray the Word, we are declaring the Word over our lives. It is good to declare God’s Word because God said His Word will not go out void but will accomplish everything It is set out to accomplish. (Isaiah 55:11)
In every prayer that we pray, we should pray that God’s perfect will be done as 1John 5:13 says. Everything we pray is not the will of God for our lives. God has already predestined our lives according to His will. (Ephesians 1:11). He knows the plan He has for us; plans that are good, not evil. (Jeremiah 29:11)
You are probably saying, “But the Bible said, He will give me the desires of my heart.” Yes, that’s true, the Bible did say that (Psalm 37:4). But again, as I said before, God is not going to go against His will to bless us. It clearly state in 1John 5:14: “…if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us…;” if is a conditional word. If you do this, God will do that. If you ask according to God’s will, then you will receive what God has planned for your life. And God is not a man that He should lie neither the son of man that He should lie; whatever He said He is going to do, that shall He do (Numbers 23:19). So, pray the Word (will) of God, have complete confidence in God when you pray, believe that He hears you, and that He will answer you.
“Hold Fast" Help is on the way! God sees you, He sees every tear you are shedding and He is coming to rescue you because He loves you! You are not alone! God is with you!
I pray you all have a safe weekend!
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