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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In His Word Wednesday 1 John 5:14,15

1 John 5:14,15
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, 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 the petitions that we have asked of Him.

For the last three weeks I have been writing a series on seeking God's guidance. I wanted to share points that will help when you are at the point of making a decision. We all know when God is in the decision, it's always better for us and others. This is part two in seeking God's guidance. If you are just now joining us please go back and read part 1, part 2, part 3.

The third thing we need to look at is asking. God promises that when we ask according to His will, He hears us. And when we know that He hears us, we know He has answered, even though the answer may come over a long period of time.

I have to point out a key point in these verses. These verses are often used out of context, leading people to believe they can ask for anything and God will supply. God is not a genie. We can't ask and poof, we get it or it happens. God doesn't work that way. It says, "according to His will." God has a plan for each of us, and He knows what's best for us. His will often doesn't coincide with our wants. Just keep in mind that God loves you more than you can imagine.

Blessings and Happy Sewing!


  1. Thanks for putting the truth of God's word in such understanding terms. These truths and understanding them in context makes all the difference in your Christian walk, doesn't it?

    1. Yes, AnnMarie understanding is the key.

  2. Thank you for keeping it real. God most certainly is not a genie :) His love for us and His will for us ARE what's best. He's got us.

  3. Yes! And His will is good, and not to be feared...His love surprises us with more than we can ask for or imagine!


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