Pray according to his will…it is what every Father wants. He wants to give us the desires of our heart. He wants us, however, to know him. He wants us to know what not to ask him about. In his eyes, there are no small requests. But, he does not want us to ask for things that go against his very nature.
God is not a stick in the mud. He created the world and its beauty. He wants us, however, to follow him so that we can experience it in freedom. Don’t ask God to let you run the show…he loves you too much. Don’t ask him to make you great at your sin or dependencies. Do not ask him to put you in harm’s way. No child would ask these things of their dad. It is OK , however to ask him to promote you, protect you and provide for your needs–that is his sweet spot. He is not only good at it; but, he loves to do it. He truly wants your desires to be eternal–so he can give them to you all day–every day!!!
God Bless You
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. 14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.