Deeper Roots – 1 John 5:13-14

A humbled and open heart are fertile soil for God’s seeds of wisdom. Establishing deeper roots requires analyzing God’s word to discover truths, values, and lessons for application to our lives. Periodically, a scripture or passage calls for further exploration, like 1 John 5:13-14.

 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:13-14 NIV

The book of 1 John is an epistle (letter) written to the church at Ephesus, most commonly attributed to John the Apostle.

This scripture is written as further assurance of our access to eternal life. Apostle John explains that this access is only for those who believe in the Son of God. As Believers, we have the ability to approach God and make our requests known. This scripture echoes the words of Jesus in John 16 that whatever we ask in Jesus’ name, will be granted to us.

Yet, God doesn’t always answer all of our prayers. Why? Perhaps in some form or fashion, our requests are not in alignment with God’s will. God hears all. Even the things, we attempt to hide from others. Maybe the position of our hearts, minds, or spirits is not upright.

If we examined the desires of our prayers to God, what are they rooted in?

Are you truly willing to release the desires of your heart if they are not in alignment with God’s will?

-S.L.E.

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