14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: 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 what we asked of him.
1 John 5:14-15
“If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. “1 John 5:14
We the blind sheep often read “if we ask anything, he hears us. “
We the skeptical souls often read “if we ask anything according to his will, he might hear us. “
We are the self-help experts. “Such a small thing, let’s not bother God...”
Did you just smile? if you do, you know what I’m talking about.
John encourages us to come before God with confidence. God hears us for 3 reasons
- we ask
- we ask according to His will
- We ask according to His will with faith
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.James 4:3
James basically says in the opposite ways – 3 mistakes:
- you don’t ask
- you ask with the wrong motives
- you ask for the wrong purpose
What are you asking God for today? Or did you even….ask?