The great old hymn “Stand Up for Jesus” tells us to “put on the gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer.” Just what does that involve? Today’s devotional will help you there. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I John 5:14-151 John 5:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 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.
I John 5:14-15
“This must be a settled and fully-believed fact, that God is, and that he hears and answers prayer. You may not be able to make out how that is consistent with his fixed purposes, and it is a blessing that you need not try to make it out. The way to heaven is not by explaining riddles, but by believing revelations. The way to heaven is not through the cleverness that can spell out an enigma, but through the simplicity that believes in God who cannot lie. It is true that God’s eternal purpose is fixed, do not doubt that; but it is equally true that the Lord hearkens unto the voice of a man, and that whatsoever we ask in prayer, believing, we shall receive.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 471]