Tuesday, November 21, 2017
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15
Let us look at Jesus’ life on earth. Remember in the garden of Gethsemane when He surrendered His will to the Father? We see Jesus making the ultimate decision with those profound words, “Nevertheless not my will but thine be done.”
How did Jesus know the will of His Father? Simple, it was written in the Word. Jesus came to fulfill that which was written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Him.
We can also know the will of the Father as we study His word and develop a relationship with Him so that He can speak, by the Holy Spirit, to our hearts. As we commune with Him daily, He opens our understanding of His Will for us. Once we know His will, we can now pray with confidence, as we read in the Scriptures. Praying the will of God brings the desired petitions to reality.
Take some time and find out God’s will for any given situation before you embark on prayer. You may just discover that what you believe for is not what God wants to give to you. Let your prayer be in agreement with the will of God, and you will have that which you asked for.
Teach me Your way and Your will Lord, so that I can accurately make my petitions and request known to You. Show me how to discover Your will as I spend time in Your Word. Lord, I want only what You want, so help me Lord to know Your will and Your heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen.