1 John 5: 14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
I felt the Holy Spirit searching my heart this morning asking me about how much I believe in God’s word, His promises and my confidence in Him when I pray. Uh oh…….I’m in trouble now! Now don’t get me wrong…… I do believe, but sometimes I do doubt or forget the awesome power that God has. Sometimes I even get a little mad and say to myself (definitely not to God) “well He’s gonna do what He’s gonna do anyway.
Many hard trials are a confidence buster for believing what God can do, but this is why we stay in prayer, read and meditate on His word. When we do these things it is a faith booster. Even when we are weak momentarily in these areas God has provided a very unique help for us.
It is His rhema word. (It is a word that signifies the action of utterance- Wikipedia) When we hide God’s word in our heart, the Holy Spirit will get His word that is hidden to us at that moment and put it into our mind and we remember the word and faith stirs up in us and our confidence soars. We then come boldly into His throne room and ask God, believing.
We don’t ask amiss and have a good idea what His will is because we know what He has promised us in His word. We then patiently wait for an answer. We should keep our eyes on Him throughout our trial praying at all times while waiting for that prayer to be answered.
Remember also how important it is not only to believe but ask in God’s will.
When my kids were little the ice cream truck would ring his bell and when they heard it they really believed I would buy them their desire……Ice cream. I would love to give them ice cream every time that truck came down our block (which was about 5 times a day LOL), and I did get them ice cream sometimes but I had to use good judgment and know what was best for them and say no. God is like that with us…..He uses good judgment.
Message for today: Pray to God your wonderful Father………trust His decisions ……..But also… do get your Belief on!
Mark 23:24 ……“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”