Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 John – Part 22

If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us: and if we know that hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired from Him.” (5:14,15)

Prayer is a wonderful thing. To have confidence that our prayers will be answered is even better. That confidence comes from two things. The first is that we must ask according to His will and not ours. We must know that the thing we are asking for is what He wants and not according to our own desires. The second thing is to have that assurance that we have been heard. How can we know that? It is simply by being in absolute close fellowship with Him. When we have that relationship, we know that when we speak, He will hear us. Likewise, in that same relationship, when He speaks, we listen. When we listen like that, we will know what is His will regarding a matter. Too often, we speak, we ask, we talk, but we don’t really listen. As we listen to Him, we shall know that He is listening to us. Then, we shall pray in that sweet unity with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and only pray for things which are in the compass of His will. And, because we know that they are His will, when we ask, He hears and graciously grants the request.

PRAYER :- “Lord, teach me more about having intimacy with you when I pray.”