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In His Will

‘And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. ‘

1 John 5:14-15 ESV


It clearly states if we ask according to His will He hears us and will answer according to His will. We must come to God and spend time with Him to know His will. That also means God’s answers may not always be positive. The Bible will be clear about certain things about the will of God, but in others, the Bible does not clearly state. We can have confidence that our Father in Heaven does hear our prayers. However, we need to also remember all the things He has for us are for our good, not just to make us happy for the moment. This may mean we may have to suffer or go through pain. But even more importantly we need to trust in His Plans for us.


Buying our house was one of the times when my prayers were answered, but it was also a time when my wife and I as well as others, were in daily prayer. We never knew what God’s will was for us, of course, it wasn’t in the Bible nor was it being clearly told to me in plain text (I’m quite oblivious to certain things.) But through the process, drawing close to God was the most important thing we could have done. 

We may make all these different kinds of plans, but the direction and outcome are the Lord’s. (Proverbs 16:9 summary mine.) Though we may ask in prayer the things in our heart, it is important to:

  1. Draw close to God. Seeking His guidance and also meditating on His Word. You are not making a deal with God, “If I do this and that, God, please bless me.” It doesn’t work that way, rather it is by spending time with Him will we began to understand His will and we can pray alongside it.
  2. Check your motives. Sometimes we may be asking with the wrong heart. The Bible tells us that our prayers aren’t answered because we ask with the wrong motives. 


Dear God, Father in Here, thank you so much for hearing each of our prayers. We draw closer to You and ask that we come to know your will. Thank you for having plans for a hope and future for us. We ask that you help us to check our motives. We are so grateful that we can come before in prayer. We love you and ask of this in your name, Jesus. Amen!


第1ヨハネ5:14-15 ESV





私たちはいろいろな計画を立てるかもしれないが、その方向と結果は主のものである。(箴言16:9要約) 私たちは心の中のことを祈りで求めるかもしれませんが、それは重要なことなのです。



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