God Will Answer You
And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that if we ask anything according to His will,
A few weeks ago I began my blogs at Trinity Church as a reflection of this years Vacation Bible School entitled, Adventures on Promise Island: Where kids discover Gods lifesaving love. Well, guess what? The neat thing is that if you are a Christian you are one of Gods kids! Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:5 that God has determined ahead of time that those who believe in Christ will be adopted into His family as sons (and daughters) and conformed to His Son, Jesus Christ! And as members of Gods family, John writes we can go confidently before the Lord and talk to Him anytime and no matter what the situation!
Perhaps your father or father-figure didn't offer you his full presence when you wanted to talk to him about the things that were important to you when you were a child or teenager. Perhaps he wasn't around much of the time, or any time you needed him. The Good News of the Bible is that God is always ready to hear you and me, but what pleases His heart most of all is our asking Him to see after our lives in accordance to His will. Therefore, John includes this all-important gracious limitation to our conversations with God and our listening to Him through prayer and praise. When we seek Gods will first, no matter the circumstances, we will find out that He is taking care of us!
Read Acts 16:22-34 to discover what happened when Paul and Silas cried out to God when they had been beaten and thrown into prison! Its an awesome and encouraging account of Gods answering His children when they call out to him! Pastor Louie