“Digging Deeper”
An opportunity for you to continue your study of God’s Word throughout the week…

“Can You Hear Me Now?”

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.”

The things in our homes work because of electricity. Electricity is an invisible power that gives you visible privileges. It turns the lights on, turns the TV on, turns the toaster on, and turns the oven on; all that stuff is working in your house because you’ve got one invisible power shooting through there called electricity.

But none of those things work even though they have access to electricity until you flip on a switch. You’ve got to make a connection before the stuff that’s there works. Every believer in Jesus Christ has stuff that works and prayer is the power needed to turn those things on in our lives.

In order to enjoy the power of prayer, we must understand the purpose of prayer. God is not a genie in a bottle. He is an all-knowing, all- powerful, all-good Being who desires to pour out HIS BLESSINGS on His people. Prayer is not our way of getting our will done in Heaven. It is God’s way of getting His will done on Earth.

When we pray, the question is not “God, can you hear me now?” The question is actually FROM GOD… “Can you hear Me now?” HEARING from God and being obedient to what He says is the power of prayer in our lives. When we ask for the things that line up with the will of God, He hears us.

CHALLENGE: Listen more when you pray.