If we knew who we are praying to, really knew, what difference could it make in our prayer lives. We tend to get muddled down in our day to day lives. Our struggles can drag us down. But if we know the person we are praying to, his power, his love for us, it can change how we pray.
Jesus while talking with the Samaritan Woman at the well said in John 4:
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
If you knew. Think about that phrase. The Samaritan Woman had no idea who she was talking with but she was about to get an inkling realizing Jesus is the Messiah, the promised one.
If you knew you would have asked him. If we know Jesus and what he can do, what a difference it could make in our prayer lives.
Ephesians 3:20-21 says::
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God can do far more than we ask. He can do far more than we imagine. It reminds me of what I heard Bill Bright say one time when he was speaking at a church in Crystal Minnesota.
“When it comes to the gospel of Jesus Christ, you can never dream too big for God because God’s ability to anoint and empower is far greater than your ability to dream”
When we pray, seeking God’s glory not our own, seeking the message of Jesus going forth, we can never dream too big for God.
Sometimes I need to remind myself of this while praying for family members, praying for opportunities to share, praying about the books I am working on, praying about life problems.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.