When God says ‘no’ to our prayers. We’re asking in faith for the best things we know how to ask for, and yet God still says ‘no’ sometimes. Our understanding of good and God’s understanding of good are different, but they should be growing closer together as we grow spiritually.
Today’s CSC is “surrender.”
When God says ‘no’ to our prayers, does He not care? Or did He not hear?
We know God hears us, so what does it mean when God says ‘no’ or ‘not now’?
We may have misconceptions about what God’s best is, what He wants for us.
The way we think about God before we begin to pray is really important.
If your heart is geared to love money, asking for God for a million dollars is not a good prayer.
Our mindset about God is the main point of prayer and answers to prayer.
James 1:17 “Every good gift is from above coming down from the father of lights who does not change.”
Rom. 8 talks about “He who did not spare his own son, how will He not also graciously give us all things?”
Rom. 5:8 “God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
Our understanding of good and God’s understanding of good are different, but they should be growing closer together as we grow spiritually.
His ‘no’ is leading to a greater ‘yes.’
Mathew 6 “Do not store treasures on earth where things get destroyed, but store up treasures in heaven [where they are safe—where there are permanent].”
Liz mentions JB Glossinger Sacred six book and his story about getting a Jaguar.
We may ask for what we think will solve the problem, but God wants to give us real security, and it’ll probably be different than we’re expecting.
John 15 “Ask whatever you wish in My Name and it will be given to you.”
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