Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries || 28th October 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries || 28th October 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries || 28th October 2021 Devotional

Our Daily Bread Ministries || 28th October 2021 Devotional

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Our Daily Bread Today 28 October 2021 Devotional, Thursday Message Written By Elisa Morgan (Our Daily Bread Ministries)  || ODB Reading

TOPIC: Is God Listening?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 John 5:13–15

KEY VERSE: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. – 1 John 5:14

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 15–172 Timothy 2

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INSIGHT: In 1 John 5:14–15, we find a conditional promise for answered prayer: God hears our prayers and gives us what we ask for when “we ask anything according to his will.” To pray according to God’s will is to “ask for anything that pleases him” (NLT) or “in accord with his own plan” (J. B. Phillips).

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The psalmist, painfully aware that God’s promise of answered prayer is conditioned upon a right relationship with Him, cautioned, “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened” (Psalm 66:18).

The apostle James warns that God won’t give us what we pray for when we “ask with wrong motives, that [we] may spend what [we] get on [our] pleasures” (James 4:3). A right relationship with Jesus is required: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you” (John 15:7).

MESSAGE

When I served on my church’s congregational care team, one of my duties was to pray over the requests pencilled on pew cards during the services. For an aunt’s health, for a couple’s finances. For a grandson’s discovery of God. Rarely did I hear the results of these prayers.

Most were anonymous, and I had no way of knowing how God had responded. I confess that at times I wondered, Was He really listening? Was anything happening as a result of my prayers?

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Over our lifetimes, most of us question, “Does God hear me?” I remember my own Hannah-like pleas for a child that went unanswered for years. And there were my pleas that my father finds faith, yet he died without any apparent confession.

Our Daily Bread Ministries || 28th October 2021 

Etched across the millennia are myriad instances of God’s ear-bending to listen: to Israel’s groans under slavery (Exodus 2:24); to Moses on Mount Sinai (Deuteronomy 9:19); to Joshua at Gilgal (Joshua 10:14); to Hannah’s prayers for a child (1 Samuel 1:10–17); to David crying out for deliverance from Saul (2 Samuel 22:7).

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First John 5:14 crescendos, “If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” The word for “hears” means to pay attention and to respond on the basis of having heard.

As we go to God today, may we have the confidence of His listening ear spanning the history of His people. He hears our pleas.

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REFLECT: Pause to consider what you’ve most recently asked of God. What motivated you to ask? How can you know that God hears you?

PRAY: Father, I come asking and trusting You to hear me because You say that You do.

Our Daily Bread 28 October 2021 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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