Praying in the Spirit Using the Word of God Week #7

Entry 07 Praying to a God who Foreknew us
The bible declares that God knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb; that He has a good plan for us, and a great purpose for all of our lives. In life, we often struggle with not being understood, accepted, and appreciated. We all grew up with some dysfunction that may have caused us feel alienated or even unwanted. By virtue of the fact that we are believers, we experience a degree of isolation on this earth because our faith is so contrary to the world’s system. It’s hard to find people who actually get us, who can handle our stuff, and who love us unconditionally. But God knows us all intimately, and He foreknew us before the foundation of the world. Even in the beginning, God already had a plan of redemption in place before man ever sinned. And God has a specific plan and purpose for each one of us today. Because of free will, we can choose whether or not we will walk into it. We can abort the plan of God in our lives by turning away from Him or by taking control of our own lives without God. But even that is not a surprise to Him. We could not come to God except He draws us by His Holy Spirit. God already knew who would eventually serve Him. Therefore we should consider it a blessing to be “the called” according to God’s purpose. He chose us to serve Him. God knew we would love Him, and accept His grace. However, it may seem counterproductive then, to pray to a God who already knows what we are going to ask of Him. But that is exactly what He wants us to do. God wants us to ask for what He already knows we need, and be in the position to receive what He has already provided. So when people don’t understand us, or reject us, God knows all about it. He even allowed it to happen to move us to another level in Him. Because He loves us, He will cause all things to work out for our good. So praying to a God who foreknew us is exploring the higher heights and deeper depths of God love, mercy, grace and favor.

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