Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 22, 2012

Asking

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have before him: that whenever we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Have you every prayed for something and thought you never got an answer?  I’m sure that has happened to everyone many times.  Our problem is asking according to His will for us.  His will is for us to be one in Him and He One in us.  When we ask Jesus into our hearts and lives we develop the same will.  Our minds and emotions and desires are very fallible.  We do not always know what we really need.  It’s even hard sometimes to know what we really want.  One of our granddaughters says “I want that.” to everything she sees advertised on television.  Many times what we think we want is not good for us or what we will be wanting after we get it.  Sometimes what we ask will separate us from our strongest desire.  Just like us as parent of small children, God knows what is best for us and what we really want.  Our question is do we trust Him to fulfill our lives with our needs?  He blesses us not only with our needs but with a good amount of our wants and material desires as well.  We are to seek first His Kingdon and His righteousness through Jesus and we can be assured our life will be full and abundant.  As the psalmist says, (Psalms 27:4)  I have asked the Lord for one thing-this is what I desire I want to live in the Lord s house all the days of my life, so I can gaze at the splendor of the Lord and contemplate in his temple.  With the assurance of this desire being fulfilled we need not be disappointed when what we pray for is delayed or when He gives us something else instead of what we ask.  He is always answering the desires of our heart.

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