Knowing God’s Will In The Place Of Prayer
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.- 1 John 5:14-15
Prayer is the means by which we communicate with God. It involves both talking and listening. It is not a monologue. It is the place where our spirit and that of God are connected together to bring us ultimate fellowship with Him.
From the scriptural verses above, the will of God is the word. The word of God is the basis for true and effective prayer. Men of prayer in the Bible were always men of the word.
For instance, when you talk about wisdom, a man like Solomon will readily come to mind. When you talk about victory over affliction, the name of Job will easily come to your remembrance. Daniel was a typical example of a man who deeply understood God in the place of prayer. No wonder he walked in great revelation. He was so successful in prayer that the devil attempted to kill him, but failed woefully. His life of prayer and faith brought him so many breakthroughs that even as a slave, he outlived many kings and walked in dominion. The emphasis is God’s will and not our will. When we communicate with God, we demand his will for our lives based on his word and promises for us. Find the word today concerning your situation and circumstances, then bring it before the Lord in prayer, he will listen and give you a definite answer start praying with confidence and your breakthrough shall become a reality.
Prayer: Thank you father for the greatest privilege of liberty to approach you in the name of Jesus at any time. Thanks for making yourself available to your children and at all times.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 4:7, Luke 11:1-13, Daniel 6:10
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32; Luke 8:22-39; Psalm 70:1-5; Proverbs 12:4