Prayers are Answered | God gives you Joy



John 16:24 (BasicEnglishBible)

"Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy"

Reflection:

When I was still a new Christian, this is one of the first verses I have memorized (Yes, John3:16 was my very first). This is one verse that surely had encouraged me to continue and persevere in the faith. This is one verse that had fueled my faith in Him.

All of us have needs. Some have more wants which they sometimes consider needs. From food, shelter, clothing to gadgets, branded bags, vacation and many more, as human as we are we long for these things. Now, here's what God wants us to see. Our God is not just a God when you're praying, or when you go to church and when you read the Bible. He's a God of everything and anything in your life including these needs and yes the wants as well. God said in His Word:

"But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need."

He's a GOD who gives you life that makes you happy. He's a God that makes your heart be filled with joy! He's a God who wants you to have everything you need.

Read John 16:24, you'll see God waiting and anticipating for you to ask. He says, "UP UNTIL NOW, you still haven't asked anything". It's as if He's saying, "What are ya waiting for? Ask now!"
With your asking, he's promising an answer that will give your hearts Joy.

Such an amazing God indeed! Would you agree?

Now, what are you waiting for? Pray and Ask God right now!


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23 comments:

  1. Thank God for prayer! He may not give us what we want when we ask, but He will give us what we need. Prayer is indeed powerful.

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  2. Hi Valerie Lynn, This is so true. The answers will not necessarily be what we want but what God wants for you and surely in the long run this brings joy to our hearts.

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  3. So why wont he heal people with missing limbs in this life time?

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  4. If God doesn't answer your prayer and instead does whatever he wants why bother praying?

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  5. That's the beauty of it. He wants you to ask and he promises he will answer. But just like a father, he won't give his son if his son asks for something that won't be good for him.

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  6. God wants to. Yes he wants to but God doesn't work that way. He has his own GODLY ways in doing his will. We need to be rest assure in his pure will! ;)

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  7. Doesn't sound like pure will if your god doesn't love you enough to make you live with out a limb.

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  8. How is not having all your limbs a good thing? Just answer that question.

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  9. There are things that we cannot understand. That's why there's faith. God bless you! :)

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  10. There are a lot of times that we don't understand and we won't understand because of our Finite minds. but why don't you call and ask the Lord. he said in Jeremiah: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

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  11. Sounds like ignorance to me.

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  12. How can I can an invisible friend in the sky based on bronze age beliefs?

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  13. let me say it again, God Bless you more!

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  14. Basically your saying that you do not know and instead trust your invisible friend in the sky and the voices you hear in your head. Good answer.

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  15. I am a different guest. I find it almost insulting when believer make extravagant claims about what their god wants and how he operates but when pressed they end up saying something like "There are things that we cannot understand. That's why there's faith". It's an admission to making it all up as you go along.

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  16. I understand where you're coming from. It would really be hard for you to understand what we do. When we're proud of what we believing in. We're proud of it because we know in our hearts. there's security in our hearts that God hears us. If it doesn't happen then we still believe. Not because we just want everything to be okay but really because we believe that God works everything for our good.

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  17. "It would really be hard for you to understand what we do."

    How would you possibly know that? You are arrogant to assume that you have some special information that only you are privy to. Special pleading.

    I understand exactly why you believe. You say it yourself. "If it doesn't happen then we still believe." It's called wishful thinking. You believe because you want to despite any evidence of gods or the supernatural.

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  18. the other guest is right. how about "God is punishing us for our sins?" even that sounds better than "because we havent got a clue"

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