πŸ‘‘πŸ™πŸ½ Prayer: Receiving What You’ve Asked For Or Not Knowing What To Ask For?

We no longer confuse β€œthis present evil age” (Gal. 1:4) with the kingdom which our Lord proclaimed and in connection with which He said: β€œAnd all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matt. 21:22). Under the present circumstances it is a good thing that we do not receive β€œwhatsoever” we ask, even in faith, for we read in Romans 8:26 that β€œwe know not what we should pray for as we ought.” The same passage, however, goes on to tell us what we do know:

β€œAnd we know that all things work [β€œare being worked”] together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).

When we exercise the deepest, most implicit faith in God, we will not insist that He grant our desires, but will place ourselves unreservedly in His care and keeping, fully assured that he will work all out for our good. Thus the apostle Paul continue to instructΒ us:

β€œBe careful [anxious] for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God” (Phil. 4:6).

β€œAnd…” And what? β€œAnd you will receive what you ask for?” No! Be anxious forΒ nothing, but in everything, whatever the circumstances, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,

β€œAnd the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).

It may be necessary for your own good that He withhold what you have asked for, but sustained by a sense of His love and grace you will not crack or go to pieces, for having talked to Him about it and left it with him, His peaceβ€”the peace that passes human understandingβ€”will keep, or garrison, your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

There is something more blessed, then, than merely getting what we ask for in prayer. It is spoken of again by the Apostle Paul:

β€œNow to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generationsΒ forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph. 3:20,21)

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies, πŸ™πŸ½ Prayers Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

Subscribe to Site

  • Tranquil Summit
  • Tranquil Shoreline
  • Milky Way
  • Ocean Resort
  • Floral Pathway
  • Moraine Lake
  • Country Barn
  • Golden Beach
  • Water Village
  • Golden Mountain
  • Rapids
  • Tranquil Beach
  • Tranquil Waterfall
  • Wilderness Light

Bible Verse for 3/22/19

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. — Ephesians 6:10-11

Featured Video

Featured Video

data-full-width-responsive="false">

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Site Search

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Mercy Multiplied

Medical Teams International

Children's Hunger Fund

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost

Donate Securely

Subscribe to our Youtube channel