Yes, we want the big hallelujah miracles, but God set perimeters around His promises—conditions. In other words, are we in alignment with His Word? Does our lifestyle match the prayer requests we are seeking? If not, no amount of faith can override His ruling.
However, God wants to bless us, but are we giving Him anything to work with, like a submissive life of obedience and compassion to love and forgive others? Can He see Himself when He looks into our hearts?
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life (Proverbs 4:23 NLT).
God has a conditional will and an unconditional will. His unconditional will—will happen with no participation from us; for example, seasons will change, and the sun will rise and set. But His conditional will is linked to our involvement.
Does your heart mirror God’s Word?
John 15:7 says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (NKJV). How can Jesus make such a blanket promise that His Father will do whatever we ask? Yet, Jesus does validate this claim because to abide in Him means we are in harmony with His Father’s will and desires.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4 ESV).
No matter how hard we try, none of us is perfect, but when our heavenly Father sees we’re giving Him our best, that’s something He can work with.
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