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JUST ASK


Best Verses: 1 John 5:14-15 “14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 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.”

YOU WILL RECEIVE

What an incredible promise!  If we ask ANYTHING according to His will, He hears and gives.  That sounds too good to be true.  Couldn’t that be dangerous?  I mean, couldn’t that get out of hand really quick?

Possibly, if it weren’t for the main qualifier – according to His will.  You see, that changes everything.  If we are truly asking according to His will, then He has already desired that for us. Why wouldn’t He give us what we ask for if we are asking for what He has already determined He wants to give us?

TEACHING MOMENT

I bet your child asks for things from time to time.  Now, they may ask for some things that you would never give them.  You wouldn’t give a five-year-old a real gun, right?  Of course, not.  But if your child asks for something that you have already decided you want to give them, you don’t hesitate to get it for them.

You may not even let them know you had already planned to give it to them.  But God reveals His will to us.  How? Through His Word.  And if He has revealed His will to us, why wouldn’t we pray like that.  Your children need to learn this now.  It will save years of frustration from praying for the wrong things.

What are you praying for right now?  Have you checked this according to His will?  How does it line up with that?  If it does, rest assured God is in the process of answering your prayer.  He will do it because He says He will.  It’s that simple.  So, ask away – just ask correctly.

Lord, I do not understand how You answer prayers so perfectly. You know my need before I do. Continue to teach me to seek Your will as I voice my requests to You.

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