Praying With Confidence

Praying With Confidence | August 10, 2023

A child of the king boldly rushed into the chambers where his father was conducting a special meeting before an upcoming battle. The young boy needed his dad's help getting his makeshift kite out of a tree. The king graciously listened and was more than happy to oblige his son's concern. The king's cupbearer remarked to one of the generals, "That kid has a lot of nerve coming in here like that!" To which the general responded, "Oh, you mean the prince? He knows his father would expect nothing less of him. No need is too big or small when your father is the king."

You may not realize it, but you have direct access to run into the presence of your heavenly Father. See, Scripture makes it abundantly clear that we can pray with confidence. Hebrews 4:16 says, "Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Now keep in mind that this confidence is not void of reverence. See, we don't go to God demanding our way like some brat trying to manipulate a situation. Instead, we believe our Father cares for us and even knows about the kite in the tree (our needs) before we pray. Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 6:8, "Your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
You may say, I want to pray confidently, but how do I do it? First, take inventory of who you are in Christ. You, too, are a king's kid and possess special access to God because of the cross of Christ. Secondly, get your nose in the Scripture and prioritize church attendance to learn more about God's promises and principles concerning prayer.

First John 5:14 says, "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."

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