1 John 5:14&15. “And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.”
God Will provide all our needs, we must learn contentment and want nothing more than we want God. So does that mean we can’t express our desires to God and pray for them? Not at all!!!
Over and over the Bible has said we can ask for anything from God. Anything? So can I ask for my enemies to be smitten, to become rich, to catch the attention of that beautiful young lady, to pass my exams, to beat the traffic?
Today’s verse spells it out more clearly than anywhere else in the Bible. Look at the condition to the promise;
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
1 John 5:14 NIV
Whatever we ask must be according to God’s Will. How do we know God’s Will? It’s in the Bible (you have to read it yourself, don’t rely on other people’s reports on what it says, no matter who they are). God talks in many ways (prophecies, visions, dreams, occurrences etc) and no matter the avenue it is confirmed by His word.
What happens when we ask in God’s Will? He answers;
“You gave him exactly what he wanted; you didn’t hold back. You filled his arms with gifts; you gave him a right royal welcome. He wanted a good life; you gave it to him, and then made it a long life as a bonus. You lifted him high and bright as a cumulus cloud, then dressed him in rainbow colors. You pile blessings on him; you make him glad when you smile.”
Think About This
Are my desires in God’s Will? The more Christ you have in you the more aligned to God’s Will you will be.
Dear Lord, I surrender my will in Yours, not because of my desires, but because You want to bless me according to Your Will. Help me chose You over me every time. In Jesus name I pray. Amen