1 John 5:15 (NKJV) – And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
The above verse conveys an interesting thing. It says that we, God’s children, know that He hears & answers our prayers by providing what we ask for. Does that mean God has a broad mind, a big heart & a deep pocket? Not exactly!
Our God is an omniscient God. He starts with our mind…He puts in our minds, the desires that are part of His plan for our life. He then deals with our spirit…helping us to earnestly pray for those desires. Then comes our body…He lets us enjoy those blessings He gave us, adding no sorrow to it. He does this in our best interests. We will then realize how awesomely blissful our life is.
This is the perfect alignment of His mesmerizing plan in regard to our lives. He is not rubbing His choices on us, He forms those desires in us, so that we feel satisfied when those desires are fulfilled. Take the example of food…He didn’t have to make it tasty in order for it to nourish our bodies. But He did that because He likes to make us happy. This explains how immensely He cares for us.
Let us remind ourselves that our God who created the universe as vast as 93 billion light years across, containing at least two trillion galaxies, is just a prayer away for us and is genuinely interested to make choices for us so that we may have life in abundance (John 10:10). Thank You, Father God!