Friday, January 25, 2019


I have shared this many times before, but it bears repeating! Psalm 25:4-5 from today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan is a great prayer t pray before you study the Word of God!
Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

1 John 5:14-15 tells us this:
14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. 15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.

We KNOW that if we ask ANYTHING that is in line with God's will, then he HEARS US! IF He hears us, we HAVE what we have asked for! How simple and clear is that? Look at The Passion Translation:

14 Since we have this confidence, we can also have great boldness before him, for if we present any request agreeable to his will, he will hear us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we also know that we have obtained the requests we ask of him.

So all that we have to do to ensure that our prayers are answered is to make sure that it lines up with His will! His Word IS His will! So, fins out what the Word says and then ask it! AMEN! So, going back up to Psalm 25:4-5, we KNOW that this is God's will for us! He has instructed us to know His Word and to DO His Word, so this prayer is one that He is SO excited to answer! Even more than we are to ask it! Make that request of the Lord before you get into His Word and you will find that you are learning and growing at a faster rate than you ever have before! The only thing that will hold you back is if you LEARN and then don't DO what the Word says! James 1:22 tells us that if we do that then we will be deceiving ourselves! Thinking that we know something, when KNOWERS are DOERS! Be a HEARER and then a DOER! You will never regret that decision! AMEN! Here is Hillsong UNITED with "So Will I":

Shalom in Him!