Ask With Confidence
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full (John 16:24).
God’s desire is for you to have your requests granted, so your joy may be full. He’s your loving heavenly Father, and you can be confident to table your requests before Him. In Matthew 7:11, Jesus said, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
The reason some Christians pray but never receive anything from the Lord is that they don’t ask in confidence. This is perhaps because they’re ignorant of His will. God’s will is not to withhold good things from you, so be confident to ask Him for the best things of life. If you’re not confident before God, you can’t be effective in your walk of faith.
This is where righteousness-consciousness comes in. Righteousness is the nature of God imparted to your spirit at the new birth, which gives you right-standing with God. It gives you the ability to stand confidently before God without guilt or inferiority. Note that the righteousness you have is God’s righteousness; He gave it to you as a gift (Romans 5:17). So you can boldly and confidently approach His throne of grace today. You can pray in faith and expect answers, for the righteousness of Christ in you has qualified you to receive from Him.
Always remember that God is more desirous that you live the good life than you could ever be. So be confident to present your request before Him in prayer and receive your answer, that your joy may be full.
I thank you for your Word that has come to me today, letting me know that you delight in me to do me good and grant my heart’s desires according to your will. I thank you for the beautiful privilege you’ve given me to present my requests boldly before you and for the assurance that I would receive them. I declare that my joy is full today, as I receive the answers to my prayers, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 5:14-15; Hebrews 4:16
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 14:25-15:10, Judges 19-21
2 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 11:25-36, Psalm 119:81-104