Wednesday, January 23, 2019

God is Not an "Or" God

By: Jenifer Metzger

Recently I was praying and asking God to work is a few areas. Then I followed the prayer with, "But if I can only have one, please answer the first need." Wait. What!?

God nudged me and said, "Jenifer, I am not an 'or' God."

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything,
through prayer and petition with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

The Bible tells us to submit our requests to God. It does not say to submit our requests to God in order of importance. God doesn't look down from Heaven to see which need we want answered the most or which seems the most important. And He doesn't look at our list of needs and say yes to what we wanted the most and no to what we weren't as serious about. God's yeses and nos come from His plan and will for our lives.

This is the confidence we have before Him:
If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears whatever we ask,
we know that we have what we have asked of Him.
1 John 5:14-15

God hears every single prayer we utter. He has the power to answer every single need we ever lift to Him. We need to go to Him with the knowledge and confidence that He hears and He will answer according to His plan.

Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you
believed you would see the glory of God?”
John 11:40

Friend, go to God with confidence. Believe in Him. Know He hears and will answer. And know that He is not an 'or' God.

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  1. I sometimes think I can bargain with God too. Thanks for your reminder that God hears prayers!

  2. It's so helpful to come back to the truth of who God is and how deeply His character impacts on His promises to us.


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