DEVOTIONAL: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV.
CHALLENGE: When God’s answer is “No!” He has a good reason. In many conversations, fellow Christians tend to imply that a “No!” is an unanswered prayer. When we pray according to our will, God answers “No, because your heart’s not right,” or “No, I’ve got a better plan.” In Luke 22:42 Jesus prayed, “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” He understood prayer is about opening up to God and ultimately to God’s will while placing our will in His hands. When God does not give us our desired answer do we get angry and refuse to speak with Him? Or do we remain humble before God and seek His will?