And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of him. 1 JOHN 5:14-15
Effective prayer registers an impact in three realms: the realm of God, the devil and the one who prayed. Prayer changes people. The Bible said that as Jesus prayed,‘… the fashion of his countenance was altered’ (Luke 9:29). When some people pray, God is not touched; and neither is the devil nor the person that prayed.
What kind of prayer touches God, the devil and the person that prayed? it is praying in the will of God. For prayer to receive an answer from God, it must be done according to the will of God. The Word of God is the will of God. the word ‘Testament’ means ‘will’. ‘Old’and ‘New’ Testament means the old and new Will of God respectively.
Many Christians carry the will of God in the form of the Bible but are dying of spiritual starvation every day. Many Christians carry the will of God for Divine health, Divine supplies and excellence but are suffering from sickness, poverty and mediocrity because they have not understood God’s will for their lives by being devotedly committed to personal Bible study.
A story was told of a woman who carried about the will made by her father without knowing the content of the will. She suffered untold hardship for many years and lamented when she was later told at her old age that what she had carried about with her for many years was a will that could make her and many generation after her not to suffer.
Many Christains are dying of spiritual hunger because they dont know the Bible. Jesus has already paid the price for everything we need in life and we are paying a double jeopardy through ignorance. When you understand the Word, you will stand out in life. there is nothing that moves God like His will. God is not moved by tears but by His will.Prayer must be done according to God’s will in the Word of God if it must be impactful.
Are you looking for safety and security? insist on the will of God for your life. REMAIN BLESSED.