Is God hearing & Acting on your prayers?
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. (1 John 5:14, 15 NIV)
This is a key verse I committed to memory as a child and one that I often call to memory for my own sake as well as I will quote this in Church to encourage people to be confidence that God is hearing & Acting on their behalf!
But if you noticed there is a key “hinge” that this promise of hearing and acting is swinging on. The prayers that God is acting on are prayers that are according to HIS WILL.
How do we know if our prayer is according to His will? The quickest way I can think to be sure that you’re praying according to his will is to consider the verse Matthew 6:33 that calls us to “SEEK FIRST” the kingdom of God and His righteousness and then… all these things will be added. So a simple question to ask about your prayer life is:
Are my prayers about building my kingdom or His?