You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.
Matthew 21:22 NLT
In the very words of Jesus, we can ask for anything and we receive. Anything! Does this mean God is a genie that responds to our every whims? Like we could just make any prayer request and receive it? If Jesus promised us anything, why then do we not receive?
One thing we must understand is, as new creation believers, everything we need to function here on earth has been given to us. It is similar to the Father making deposits in a bank for you. Then all you need to do when you have a need is to go withdraw in the place of prayer.
But you can only withdraw from what is available in your account. You cannot withdraw outside His will.
Let me take you back to Psalm 37:4. it says, delight in the Lord and He would grant you the desires of your heart. A true delight in Him causes us to take our sights off of what we want in order to long for what He desires. We are to draw nearer to Him in fellowship, immerse ourselves in His Word, and walk in His will as His desires automatically become ours. We empty ourselves to be full of Him.
So the cravings we have are petitions that would further the establishment of the kingdom of God here on earth.
Therefore, with a desire that replicates the heart of God, whatever you ask for in prayer would be given to you.
“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!”
John 15:7 NLT
The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.”
Psalms 145:18-19 NLT
There are days I thank God for ’’Unanswered prayers’. My life would have been a hot mess if God responded to my every whim. More so, the deeper you mature in your relationship with Christ, you realize some prayer points you have are not necessary and are outside His plan for you. First, we seek the kingdom and every other thing aligns. This is the will of the Father for us. Our hearts must be purified so it is in harmony with the will of God.
God listens to the godly person who does his will. He hears the prayer of those willing to obey Him. Many of us stay in contrary situations and pray for God to bless us in our disobedience. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way.
The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.””
1 Peter 3:12 NLT
When we walk in His will, our confidence in Him is deeply rooted. We can boast of our faith in His promises. Therefore, regardless of how tough the journey may get, our conviction that He hears us when we call remains unshaken.
“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”
1 John 5:14-15 NLT
Some blessings may be delayed because God is waiting for us to mature, to level up. He does this out of love not because He wants to deny us answers. No good thing will he withhold from us because we love him.
Also, You may not have received it because the time has not come yet. Something good given at an inappropriate time can be destructive. In this case, we gain access to our heavenly account at the right time.
Life is a big responsibility and Father won’t hand over to us a prize we cannot carry. Peradventure, our roots don’t run deep, the size of fruits may overwhelm us.
So the blessing is in the blessing delivered at the right time when it would be wholly appreciated, well utilized and ultimately bring glory to God’s name.
Friends, search your heart. Do your desires mirror Him? The Father wants us to incline our hearts to Him. Those who seek and trust God would prosper within His will.
The request you are asking God for, is your heart ready to receive it? Would you cherish it and handle with care when it arrives your doorstep?
God answers prayers. I have seen this in my life, time and time again. All we need to do is work with His timing, surrender our will, be open-minded and when the answers arrive, we would understand that His thoughts for us are a Galaxy away from what we can ever hope for ourselves.
Sometimes, we may be praying for a mat to lay our head but God wants us to take two steps further and see the bed He has made out for us. Therefore, know that whatever He brings our way is in our best interest in order to see our lives bring glory to His name.
Even in stressful situations, His peace is our portion. Today, I am at peace. God always comes through. The Lord is my Shepherd, I have all I need. He is my anchor, my light and my peace. I rest in the sweet embrace of His love. A Father I can count on always.
Dearly Beloved, if you have an expectation, Pray!. Get into a deep conversation with the Father. He wants to hear from you. Tell Him what aches you. Your persistent prayers won’t tire Him out because that is exactly what He desires. To hear your earnest desires. Ask till your joy is full. Don’t stop praying.
Ask and You would receive!
Pray with me,
Loving Father, we come before You with all that we are seeking You. Sweet Holy Spirit, empty our hearts of worldly distractions and expectations and fill us with Kingdom worthy desires. Let all that we push to attain and acquire bring glory to the Kingdom.
Even now as we pray, Father, we know that we have all our needs met in You. We are confident that we do not pray in vain and we earnestly reach forward to receive the blessings You have given us. Help us to build the capacity to receive. Open our eyes to glimpse the richness we have in You so we do not limit You when we ask.
Finally, “May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers.”
Psalms 20:4-5 NLT
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