“If we ask anything according to God’s will, He hears and answers.” 1 John 5:14
Do you notice the important part of this promise?
The first part is IF.
If we ask in accordance to Gods will He will hear and answer our prayer.
In other words instead of asking for a new house or car we should be asking for opportunities to know Jehovah better and how to serve Him better. That is why so many prayers are unanswered.
Now there is nothing wrong with asking for Jehovah’s blessings or help.
But we must be willing to accept His answer and do it His way and not the way we want Him to answer us. After all, who is smarter: you or Jehovah?
Now what you are asking for may not be in your best interest so your request is denied.
For example: when I was a teenager I asked Jehovah to arrange it so this beautiful girl would be my girlfriend. He refused. As it turns out she was a mean, self centered hag from hell.
Boy was I glad He did not give me my wish.
Now that I am older I laugh at many of the silly self centered requests I made to Jehovah and now that I pray for His will to be done in my life the prayers are fulfilled.
Not my will be done but Thy will be done is to be the national anthem of a Christians prayers. Joseph- Anthony: Green.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Rabbi (God our teacher) please bless me with a heart and mind that is harmony with Your desires in both our relationship and in my life. I humbly request this in the name of He who taught us to pray that Your will be done Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.