by Benjamin Munsell | June 29, 2018MORNINGTIME 2803
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, WHATSOEVER WE ASK, we know that WE HAVE the petitions that we DESIRED OF HIM. 1 John 5:14-15. To go a little deeper into the details of these verses, be careful you don't fall for the misquoted unbiblical theology some false preachers and teachers push, being, "If you can think it, you can have it". "Oh god, give me a new boat", "god, if only I could win the lottery, I could really help a lot of people". This is nothing more than asking for the things of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. To even ask for these things means you don't understand HOW the Lord wants to take care of you. "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. BUT SEEK YE FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you". Matthew 6:31-33. To start off your prayer time (for example), with something like, "Lord, would You direct my feet down the Path You have for me to follow today, who to pray for, with, and even about? How to lift You up that you may be Exalted, Magnified, Praised, and Glorified in, through, and with my Life today? Purify me that Christ will shine through me today, and not some distorted image of a cheap saviour. That I may hear even the slightest Thought from You for me to obey. I give You my plans, and ask that Yours be done, in Jesus Name, Amen". Like I said, "for example". The Lord will Gladly direct you in even WHAT and HOW to pray about. He will make your prayers pin point, dead on, accurate for what He wants, and later show you the results of your "From God" prayers. As you learn to Pray from His Heart, He will Grow in your Heart, and you AND HE will, Be Blessed.