1 John 5:14 says: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
Michael Answers: When Jesus himself prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, he did indeed say, “Not my will, but thine, be done.” He did this because it was in accordance with what he was asking: that the cup of judgment would pass from him, a natural human desire but not the will of the Father. He did not close his prayer with “If it be your will.”
It’s raining outside. The kids have been locked up all day with no access to digital media, and they have played all the board games again and again until they are bored. They are starting to get antsy, invading each other’s space.
It was times like this that we called the family together for a study of the next chapter of Proverbs.
“OK, who wants to start?” “I do, I do,” says our most recent reader.