"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 KJV)
Know that Our Awesome God wants us to ask Him for what we want. And He wants us to pray asking Him because He wants to bless us and to give us what we want if it doesn't hurt us. Do not ever doubt that! God is a loving, caring, giving Father to us. But for Him to listen to you, you should be a Christian.
Please remember, the Lord has a will and purpose about everything He does. That's because He's omniscient—He knows everything. But, He's not only omniscient, Our Awesome God is perfect in wisdom which means He knows what is best for us. And because God is good, He only wants to say yes to prayers that work for our welfare but most of all He wants what will make us understand and see the truth.
Humans on earth do not possess unlimited knowledge. No earth bound human alive knows the end from the beginning. But Our Awesome God does! Because that is so, we need to trust God and what His Will is for us. We do not always know what is best for ourselves. We should be glad God has not said yes to all our prayers because we could be really messed up!
It is a blessing when Our Awesome God says no to prayers that do not agree with His Will and wisdom. God did not design prayer as an avenue to just let us have our own way but to teach us about consequences. God wants to bless us, but what we think would be a blessing often could be disastrous for us and the planet Earth! His Will is always accomplished and He blesses us according to His Will and according to the consequences He sees for us.
We need to remember that God wants us to pray because, when we do, we begin to understand Our Awesome God and what His Will is. God's way is the only way for our complete happiness! We have the authority to pray but we need to realize that, until we can understand all of God's Will and purpose for us, we need Him to control what really happens. Instead, we want it done our way which usually means disaster if we don't know His Will! You need to spend more time on your knees if you do not understand His complete purpose and Will. God is a loving Father who wants the very best for us! Pray!
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV). Join us this Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for the Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study along with a Spanish Bible Study and Youth Chapel until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill