Promise and Prayer – Day 25 (Thursday, Week 4)

Jesus’ Promise

1 John 5.15 – And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Suggested Prayer

I pray for the right persons to come into my life, at the right time and in the right way.

Personal Reflection

One of my spiritual heroes gave his entire life’s work to a plan for reaching cities for Christ. As he was about to launch this ambitious ministry, he became deathly ill. The doctor’s reports were grim and he genuinely feared for his life.

He knew that he needed to hear from God and spent three days in a motel fasting and praying. God seemed to be silent until he was driving home. It was then that God did speak. God told him clearly that he would live.

God’s word to this man didn’t end his struggle with health. He faced months of agonizing treatment and was left nearly blind. What God’s word to him did for him was to give him the courage to face his illness with the knowledge that God had heard his prayer.

Once we have heard from God, we can pray and live in faith with the knowledge that we have the God of the Universe on our side.

Your Turn

I don’t know what readers of this article are currently going through. I encourage you to take the time to know the will of God before you act. God is more than willing to let you know that he has heard your prayer and what is his will.

I have found that I have to get over my own self-interest and wilfulness before I can hear from him. Possibly you are like me.

Today, let’s determine to know God’s will and then pray his will for our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

2 Comments

  1. Today, I’ve spent the day with my husband as he fights for life in the ICU. And while this has been a long and tiring day, I have felt great peace knowing God’s plan will be a perfect opportunity to point to Him. If Mike survives another life threatening event, all glory shall go to God for sending the right doctors, the right wisdom, the right medicine. And conversely all praise to our God for eternity with Him. These 3 weeks of special prayers have bolstered my faith and given great nuggets of truth and verses of peace, strength and courage. I am thankful for the people brought into my life today, in God’s timing.

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