I asked for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing I asked for, but everything that I hoped for. Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered; I am, among all men, most richly blessed.In a course I completed at Christian Leaders Institute Dr. Feddes wrote, "We'd like to bring God in tune with our will. But when God helps us in our prayers, [H]e brings us in tune with [H]is will. He doesn't just give us what we ask for. He gives us what we need." (Emphasis added)
We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (II Cor.10:5, Berean Study Bible). That is indeed what we must do...provided we know how to pray. Do you know how to pray? Does God hear? Have you truly been to the foot of the Cross? Have you TRULY been to the foot of the Cross on God's terms? God has infinite inexpressible Blessings for True Disciples of Christ Jesus. Until you come to the Cross on God's terms-words are useless, intentions are of little to no use, and claiming ignorance is no excuse because God knows your heart. Until you come to the Cross on His terms-will God hear? Keep in mind always - we can know of God but we are not capable of knowing God.