Is God Listening? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 23rd

(Discover The Real Blessing Of Prayer)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 John 5:14
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.“

“See you guys later; I’m going for evening prayers.”
“Marcus, why are you always going for prayers; is there any problem?” Cyril quizzed.
“No, there’s no problem at all; it’s just part of my religious duty to God.”
“If I were you, I’d want to know that God actually hears and answers my prayers.”

The real blessing of prayer isn’t that we can make requests and supplications of our heavenly Father, but that He responds to them all the time! Prayer is meaningless if God never hears or responds.

But, thank God, we have an assurance—a guarantee to be heard when we pray: “And 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).

The confidence we have is that whenever we ask anything or make any request according to His will, He listens to us and responds.

The first part of His response is the consciousness and the confirmation that He gives to you in your spirit that you’re being heard and answered; that’s a great blessing!

In John 15:16 AMPC, Jesus said, “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you… that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.”
How beautiful this is! You’re ordained to receive answers when you make petitions or decrees in the Name of Jesus.

We find another beautiful scripture in John 16:24. It says, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” God’s desire is for you to have your requests granted, so that your joy may be full.

He’s your loving heavenly Father, and you can be confident to table your requests before Him with an assurance of a response. So, always pray in confidence.

It’s never God’s will to withhold good things from you. So, be confident to ask Him for the best things of life. If you’re not confident before God, you can’t be effective in your walk of faith.

Go Deeper
Mark 11:24; Psalm 6:9; 1 Peter 3:12

Gracious and righteous Father, I’m inspired by the truth of your Word, your love, and your eternal kindness; even now, I’m strengthened in my confidence to ask whatever I will, knowing that it’s your delight to hear and answer my prayers. My joy is full today as I receive answers to my prayers, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 20:1-19, 1 Samuel 18-19
Romans 15:1-9, Psalm 127-128

Study and ponder on Matthew 7:11 AMPC.

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