GOD LISTENS - #KWMinistries

This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us (I John 5:14).

Our biggest problem relates to what has been instilled into our belief system over the years. It has been impressed upon us that we are to come humbly before God to make our request know to him. And it has been impressed upon us that we are less than what we truly are, for we are not worthy to come before God for any reason. And it has been impressed upon us to relate to God as the slave related to the slave owner in the days of slavery. You see the slave would beg for and then accept whatever crumbs fell from the master’s table. But we are here to tell you that because of the new covenant, you have a Father-to-child relationship and not a Master-to-slave (servant) relationship. And as a child of God, you already know modesty, humbleness, and respectfulness. And as a child of God, you do not have to beg to have your prayers heard or answered. As a child of God, you have a right to come boldly to the throne of God, stand there bravely in the presence of the Almighty, and find grace to help you in your times of need (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Unfortunately, because of ineffective prayer, many fail to receive their desired results. Unanswered prayers can discourage us, cause us to lose hope, and cause us to give up on God because it seems that he does not care about or never heard your prayers. But this is so far from the truth. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired (asked) of him” (I John 5:14-15). He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Wow! What an amazing passage. This is telling us that we can be certain, that if we ask any thing in accordance to God’s will, then he hears us. And since we now know that he hears us when we bring our request to him, then whatever we ask, according to his will, we know for certain that we have those things that we have asked of him. Sounds like to us that God wants to, even desires to answer our prayers. Maybe the problem with getting those answers that we seek is with what we are doing (believing) or not doing, in some cases, when we bring our request to God and has absolutely nothing to do with God.  What do you think?
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