And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. (1 John 5:14-16)
Today's Morsel: Probably one of my most favorite passages of scriptures is Hebrews 10:35-39. Verse 35 begins by saying, "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward"(Hebrews 10:35). We must not lose our own self assurance or a belief in your ability to succeed. John said this is the confidence that we have in Jesus, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. We must not stop trusting in God, just because He doesn't answer every time we pray or ask Him to do something for us. If we would get to the point in our walk that we realize the just must live and walk by their faith, we wouldn't lose our confidence when things don't happen on our timeline. Paul told the church at Philippi, "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:3-6). Paul said that he had the faith to believe and to know that what God started in them, He would fulfill. If we know that all things work together to them that love the Lord (Romans 8:28), shouldn't we also be confident that He will hear our prayers?
Sing: Faith can move mountains, mountains of fear and of doubt, faith can move mountains, so why don't you try your faith out.