Confident Expectations

Bud of a flower

1John 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.

It is a bit like, if I move the light switch to the on position, I have an expectation that the light will come on. There are a few things that actually cause that to happen. First, is there an electrical current available behind that light switch? Second, is the electrical current attached to the switch AND to the light fixture?  Third, is there a light bulb in the fixture? Fourth, is that light bulb in working order? Now my expectations will be fulfilled if all is in order.

It is much the same with this awesome God of Creation. First, are we asking in accordance with His will for us? We have confidence that He can do what we are asking and that it is in accordance with His will but, is it His will for us? We are confident that once we have something that we are being directed to by the signs around us and the directing of His Holy Spirit. Now, we are confident that He hears us and we can be confident that we will receive what we have asked. Everything is in order according to His will. 

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