Aligned with God
November 10, 2019
Rev. Todd D. Cullen
Jesus taught us to pray for God’s will to be done. (Matthew 6:8-13)
Jesus showed us how to pray for God’s will to be done. (Luke 22:42)
Jesus taught us to ask for anything. (Matthew 18:19; Matthew 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 15:16; John 16:23-24)
When we pray for God’s will to be done as a qualifier in case God doesn’t come through we demonstrate unbelief.
When we pray for God's will to be done as an alignment between our request and our trust that God has our good in mind we demonstrate belief.
How can we be confident in praying for anything while also praying for God’s will to be done?
1 - Pray with confidence because God is good.
2 - Pray with confidence because God’s certain best is better than our assumed good.
3 - Pray with confidence because God’s different answer to our request is for our good.