PRAYER: Please pray for our Monday Night Worship livestream prayer requests.
DEVOTION: “And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” – 1 John 5:15
Ah….so here’s the tough part.
This notion of getting what we ask for. This “promise”. It all comes down to us asking and God giving? Um….not quite.
We “think” we know what we want and need, yet, for some reason God doesn’t always give it to us? Why? We ask, we don’t receive. We plead, we don’t receive. We get frustrated and turn from God. He waits. We realize and confess that maybe, actually, He knows better. We ask again, He still does not respond. Ah, but the lack of response is still a response.
Then we get into trust, faith. More prayer or….less prayer depending on your disposition about the whole situation…..
It’s a tough reality. God knows. He knows what’s best, He’s a loving father, guiding us on our way…..yet, we buck the response or lack of response.
Today. Trust. Have faith. Make your decisions prayerfully.
Maybe you need to take the first step. Maybe you need to take some initiative, it’s not always God pushing, it’s a relationship. A hand in hand walk.
Pray. Ask. Wait. Let God move in His time…..