Saturday, November 2, 2019

1 John 5:14-15 NIV 2011

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Jesus approached God in prayer. Luke 22:42, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel immediately strengthened Him. Paul had confidence to approach God and shared his confidence. Ephesians 3:12, “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Jesus gave believers a model for prayer. Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” The Apostle John’s letter shows that same confidence. God’s people can confidently approach Him in prayer.

For more than forty years, prayer has been an integral part of my life. From crying out to the Lord for a second child to fervent prayer after her brain tumor diagnosis, I’ve gone to God consistently keeping me close to Him. Trusting Him with the small things makes praying for big things easier. Seeing God at work in every facet of my daily life, prayer is my first line of offence when others need His help.  No matter what the answer, I confidently approach God in prayer.

How has God answered your prayers today?

Confidently approaching Him,

S

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