Bible Promise for the Day – The Secret Behind Successful Prayer

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

There is a lot of talk about prayer these days. It is, after all, easier to talk about it than to actually engage in serious praying. Even then, there is a big difference between praying and getting those prayers answered.

Christ told His disciples that there really is no limit to what prayer can do. In His example to them, no mountain is safe, because prayer can move it. This is because true prayer engages God’s unlimited power to accomplish a specific task.

Notice that there is a condition in this verse. I need to mention that this verse only deals with prayer and not salvation. God gladly answers prayer from His children who are sincere about pleasing Him. They want to obey Him and fulfill His will in their life.

All the saints of the Old Testament who accomplished marvelous things in prayer were people who wanted to please God. They sought Him and His blessing even when others around them did not. They often walked alone as far as people were concerned, but they knew that God was with them. That was what mattered most to them.

As this verse shows, prayer gets answered when there is a right life behind it. Other verses bring out a few other conditions, too, but this one is very important. He knows our life, minds, and hearts. He also knows whether we really want to walk with Him and live holy or just get His blessings.

Christian, do you pray like you should? If you are not getting the answers you seek, could there be a problem with simple obedience and wanting to please Him first of all?

Bible Promise for the Day – Getting God’s Daily Guidance

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

As Christians, there will be times in your life when you do not know which way to turn. Our Lord has promised guidance, as we see in the above Scripture verse for today’s daily devotional.

David is a good example of this. There were times he clearly had God’s guidance, and there were other times when he did not know what to do. We also see that he usually waited on the Lord whenever he could.

On other occasions, decisions had to be made on the spot – sometimes they were life and death decisions. At those times, he did not receive clear and conscience guidance from the Lord, but looking over his life, it is undeniable that God was often guiding even in those decisions.

The key is that David lived to accomplish God’s will and to please God. He prayed often and stayed in the Word. When it came time for decisions, he sought God’s will carefully. At other times, his knowledge of the Word helped him to make the right decisions – and God guided him through those rough times.

Our verse for today tells us that God delights in the individual who is following His will. Yes, that includes regularly going to church, daily Bible reading, living a godly life, praying, etc. That individual has the promise that God will guide you through thick or thin times.