‘We are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.’ 1 John 5:14 NLT
As a leader, Grover Cleveland, the only President of the United States to leave the White House and then return for a second term four years later, was remarkable. He would often personally answer the office phone in the White House, as well as opening the door for visitors himself. At the time, the people of America had a ‘direct line’ to the President.
It’s like that in your relationship with God. But it’s much better. You not only have a ‘direct line’ to Heaven to get straight through to the ruler of the universe, but when God is your Father, you can call ‘home’ anytime. He is never more than a prayer away!
Jesus said: ‘Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. If your children ask for bread, which of you would give them a stone? Or if your children ask for a fish, would you give them a snake? Even though you are bad, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask Him!’ (Matthew 7:7–11 NCV)
We can talk to God without begging and grovelling, ‘confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And… He will give us what we ask for.’ (1 John 5:14–15 NLT) So, whatever is robbing you of your confidence in prayer, deal with it today.
SoulFood: Dan 8–10, Matt 3:1–17, Ps 144:1–8, Pro 10:19–21
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023