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DEVOTION: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14
So, after all of this talk about love, about how God hears us when we pray, about how God exists in our lives, John reiterates this point, just to make sure we all got it.
Yesterday, we spoke about writing down our prayers and actually wrote them down.
Today, we’re talking about faith and trust that when we do indeed pray, God hears us.
This is built on the faith and trust that we have with Him through the confidence of our relationship with Him. If we check in once a week, chances are that, yes, He still hears us, but we won’t know Him that well. If we’re leaning in daily or multiple times per day….chances are, our relationship and our confidence in God is going to be higher. It will be more prevalent due to our continued interaction with Him.
So. Know this today. We pray. God hears. This is the promise that John lays out in front of us. He didn’t say anything about the prayers being answered. Sometimes the answer is not an answer. Sometimes it’s a patience process. Sometimes we see answers right away. Sometimes….
So today. Pray. God is listening.