I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:13-15 

INSIGHT: 

Knowing that we have eternal life is very important because it determines how we live now and what we ask of God in our prayers. If you truly believe in the name of the Son of God, you will spend eternity with Him. But before that happens, we must know that God hears and answers our prayers right now. Today helps us prepare for the future. God wants us to be adequately prepared in this life and for eternity. So, hewill not just grant us any request we have but only those that are according to his will. We can see how important it is to remain close to the Lord and be led by the Holy Spirit in our Christian walk. Because God loves us, he will close some doors and open others as He sees fit. We must always have an attitude of gratitude and believe that God hears us when we cry out to Him. God will answer “yes”, “wait” or “no” and anyone of the three is a good answer to prayer. 

 Knowing that we have eternal life is very important because it determines how we live now and what we pray to God for . If you truly believe in the name of the Son of God, you will spend eternity with Him. But before that happens , we need to know that God hears and answers our prayers in this moment. Today helps us prepare for the future . God wants us to be adequately prepared in this life and for eternity . Thus , he will not necessarily grant us all the requests we have , but only those which are according to his will . We can see how bad it is important to stay close to the Lord and to be led by the Holy Spirit in our Christian walk . Because God loves us , he will close some doors and open others as he sees fit . We should always have an attitude of gratitude and trust that God hears us when we cry out to Him . God will answer “ yes ”, “ wait ” or “no” and any of the three is a good answer to prayer . 

Prayer points :  

  • Lord, teach me to discern your voice and your ways. 
  • Lord, help me be persevering in my prayer life. 
  • Lord, help your church embrace an eternal perspective. 
  • Lord, teach me to discern your voice and your ways . 
  • Lord, help me to persevere in my prayer life . 
  • Lord, help your church to take an eternal perspective . 

Further Reading/ Supplementary Reading : 

1 John 5:13-15 / 1 John 5:13-15