Friday, October 2, 2015

Answered prayers . . .

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. 
1 John 5:14-15
Does this mean we can ask anything, as believers, and He will give it to us?  Many people make that mistake.  They conveniently leave out the part "according to His will".   God DOES answer prayer, every single time!  His answer just might be different than we expect.  Since God knows exactly what's best for us, He answers our prayer according to His will.  Praise to Lord!
What is God's will?  If we study God's word, we can pray according to His will.  His will brings glory and honor to Him and is always according to His word.  Pray for wisdom in knowing God's will.  Study God's word . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 is a great place to start. 
Have a glorious day!  It's fall here in Wisconsin, cold nights and warm(ish) days are ushering in the season.  It's time for a trip to the apple orchard, a fire in the wood stove at night, and a rush to complete projects before winter sets in!
Enjoy fall!  Rejoice in the beauty God has given us!