Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - January 4

January 4

“God Says So” Prayers

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

John 15:7, nkjv

Prayer is a conversation. We speak to God in prayer then listen attentively as He speaks to us through His Word.

Do you think the promise that Jesus gave His disciples was like handing them a Divine Genie in a bottle? And that if they would just rub the bottle with enough faith, the Genie would pop out and grant them their “wishes”? As ludicrous as that is, it actually is the way some people view prayer. And when the Genie doesn’t pop out of the bottle, they become offended with God and resent Him for not being at their beck and call.

One major prerequisite to receiving answers to prayer is that our requests line up with God’s will. And the only way we will know what God’s will is, is if we are abiding consistently in God’s Word. Instead of basing our prayers on “I hope so,” our prayers are based on “God says so.” And if we are saturating ourselves in His Word, then His desires will be ours, which then become the prayers of our heart.

©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


THE KEY TO A LIFE OF IMPACT

What are the secrets to a life of impact? Daniel achieved greatness in the eyes of his contemporaries, in the eyes of history, and most importantly, in the eyes of God. His faith did not waver as he faced his critics, as he served new kings in power, or even as he confronted hungry lions. How can we achieve that kind of faith today? Twenty intentional, key choices made all the difference. Daniel’s choices can be ours, such as:

•  The choice to listen
•  The choice to forgive
•  The choice to pray

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