Your Father Knows what you Need

I was listening to a podcast this morning while I was running by Eric Johnson from Bethel Church called God of this City and it brought so much joy and revelation to my heart this morning.

I love those subtle moments when God speaks to me. It's just a thought that comes to my mind, and as the statement is created in my head, it's not that big of a deal. And then the progression begins…. I start to think about the statement and I realize that I probably didn't come up with it on my own. And then I ponder it and realize that God was so gracious to allow me to see what it is that He is saying…. and then I start to think about why He would want me to hear it… and then begins the life change. It's a beautiful thing!

For part of the podcast Eric was talking about our prayer lives from Matthew 6 and how we ought to have this secret prayer life with God. This little thing that I feel like God spoke to me about was from the verse that you have probably heard….

. . . For your Father knows what you need before you ask Him….

Eric kept reading but my mind stopped right there. Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. My prayer life consists mainly of me telling God about my situations, thoughts, problems, etc. and it pretty much stops there. Sure, I pray for other people a little and other things that may be going on, but seriously, much of my prayers are asking for breakthrough in areas of my life and for things that I need.

But why am I doing that if He already knows what I need? In my heart it just know that my prayer life needs to be altered a little bit. I think it's such a good thing to ask God for things, for breakthrough, for the desires of our hearts, but my heart is stirred today to be more engaged with blessing Him and just being with Him.

I think that this little verse has given me peace to know that God IS going to give me what I need while I'm abiding in Him. And I can be confident that as I'm with Him, so He is with me. And when He is with me, He gives me what I need.

Nothing new, just a different perspective and hope that my prayer life will be strengthened and that my heart will be changed.