Friday, November 6, 2009

If it be Thy will Lord

Have you ever prayed "Lord, if it is Your will"? I have found myself doing just that a few times. However, one of the vital principles of answered prayer is to believe that we receive when we pray (Mk. 11:24).
How can we fulfill that condition if we don't know God's will in the situation? Praying, "if it is Your will" removes us from the active position of believing and puts us in the passive position of waiting thus letting circumstances rule our lives. When we pray, we should say and believe the promises of God which are 'YES and AMEN' Jesus said that if we pray and believe what we have prayed we will have what we ask.

The only suitable time to pray, "If it be thy will" is when we are dedicating ourselves to the service of God. We are instructed, whenever we lack wisdom to ask our loving Father. James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

Ephesians 5:17-18 “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” This scripture invites us to let the Holy Spirit be our mentor.

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