ACCORDING TO HIS WILL

Devotional Type: Living Word Devotional

Date: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

Topic: ACCORDING TO HIS WILL

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. - 1 John 5:14

Knowing God's will does not always mean that things will fall into place without any effort. In addition to knowing God's will, you must know how to pray the Divine will into reality. Our Lord Jesus taught us to pray in the Lord's Prayer for God's will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. The Holy Spirit reveals God's Heavenly will to us; prayer brings that will to us on earth.

Knowing the will of God helps us pray with precision. It does not detract from the power of prayer. Rather, it focuses our prayer. Remember that God delights in answering the prayer that is according to His will. God does not answer our prayers because of our need; He does it because of His will. He does not answer our prayers because of our faith; He does it because of His will. So it is possible to pray to God about your dire needs and not have your prayers answered. It is possible to pray with a lot of intensity and faith and not have your prayers answered. God answers prayers that fit into His will and purposes. That is why knowing His will is so important.

When God makes His will known to you, it is an indication that He intends to do something about what He has revealed. He does not reveal just to give us information or satisfy our curiosity; He reveals to redeem. He reveals so that He can step into our lives and cause a turnaround or bring into being things that are considered impossible. Don't sit on the revelation. Pray about it.

Prayer: Lord, I ask that You fulfil Your perfect will in my life.

Scriptural Reading: 1 John 5:14-17, 21

 14     Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15     And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

16     If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.

17  All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
21     Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

NKJV

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