God Doesn’t Listen to ‘What If,’ but ‘I Will’ by Robert Schaetzle
Our years of growing and learning there have been many instances we find situations when we might have asked God: ‘What if’ about any number of things on our heart. What we were really doing was speculating with God.
It’s all part of growing up and recognizing; when you petition to God about anything, one has to understand we cannot ‘bargain hunt’ using our human reasoning to negotiate with our Lord.
Walking ‘by faith,’ is purposing to understand His authority over us. Living is not about our ‘selfish ambition,’ but learning to identify the Holy Spirit’s promptings, as a demonstration by our actions.
God’s power to resolve is learning to be intellectually honest with yourself, and completely transparent with God, because He knows the motive of our heart better than we do.
Prayer is founded upon what the heart is asking. God searches the heart to identify the true motive. If the mindset is motivated about something where God doesn’t receive the honor to fill the request, He’s probably not willing.
Confidence and Compassion in Prayer
“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.” 1 John 5:14-15 NKJV
When our heart is revealing; ‘I will,’ in obedience to His prompting and authority, God recognizes our confidence in prayer is to accept the result of his actions to His glory. In whatever we want from Him and whatever He wants from us.
Robert lives in Sunnyvale, CA serving in a Sharing and Caring Ministry