You Can Find God's Will

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us”

1 John 5:14

Ponder This

Do you know why our prayers sometimes are not answered? We’re saying, “Not Thy will, but mine be done.” Let me tell you something: prayer is not some exercise where you talk God into doing what He doesn’t want to do. You’ll never do that. Prayer is not bending God’s will to fit your will. Prayer is finding the will of God and getting in on it. Do you know where man got into trouble? In the Garden of Eden when the first Adam said, “Not Thy will, but mine be done.”

Practice This

Thank God for the second Adam, the Lord Jesus, who prayed in another garden, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). Ask yourself, “Am I submitted to the will of God? Is there something I’m holding back? Show me, Lord, what I need to surrender.”