When Yahuwah [the LORD] hears our voice in prayer, He has a promise for us:
…if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us: And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. (1John 5:14,15)
If we are praying, in the Name of His Son, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ], and according to His will, then He will hear us! And He has told us: “… whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
That promise is almost overwhelming! What great love of God this promise reveals!
But wait — praying ‘according to His will’ — how can we know our prayers are according to His will?
As we saw in That It May Be Well With You, because Abba “Daddy” Father loves us, He wants things to be well with us! Therefore, if our genuine request is for His help, or for healing (in body or soul), then we can be sure we ARE praying according to His will.
Yahuwah loves us so much!!
His love and compassion makes me say with King David:
“I love Yahuwah [the LORD]! Because He has heard my voice! Because He has inclined His ear unto me! Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live!” (Psalms 116:1,2)
All of us want our prayers to be answered!
Praying “according to His will” is essential to having our prayers answered.
However, there is something equally necessary for our prayers to be answered! What is it?
Yahuwah must hear our prayers! Hearing our prayers is what makes Him ‘incline His ear unto us.’
Our Voice Makes the Difference
It is our voice that makes the difference, not our thoughts. Talking to God with our voice is one of the secrets to seeing answers to our prayers.
Our voice is as unique as our fingerprints, our eyes, and our hair. A person’s voice is uniquely identifiable, and completely distinctive!
No one has to prove to us that the sound of our mother’s voice is like no other. Each of us recognizes certain voices and can identify them immediately — our parent’s voices, our sibling’s voices, our spouse’s and closest friends’ voices.
If we get a phone call from someone dear and special to us — someone we have not talked with in months, we do not have to ask “Who is this?” We recognize their voice immediately because it is so uniquely who they are.
The Human Voice
The human voice — it is a unique and awesome attribute of each individual. The ability to voice, to articulate and communicate the thoughts within our mind and heart is an exclusive characteristic of human beings. No other creature is capable of communicating with their voice the thoughts and intents of the mind and will. It is one of the unique qualities that sets human beings apart as being created in the image of the Creator! No other creature has this distinctive honor.
Consider King David, who was “a man after God’s heart” (Acts 13:22).
What made King David so special?
King David knew His Heavenly Father from a young age. While young and tender, David learned one small, yet mighty secret — the secret of using his voice in his relationship with Father:
“I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.” (Psalms 142:1)
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice… my cry came before him, even into his ears. (Psalms 18:6)
“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” (Psalms 145:18.)
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. (Psalms 30:2)
As the above verses show, using our voice is essential in our relationship with Father. Over and over, the Psalms reveal that King David was a man who used his voice to talk to Yahuwah — crying out in prayer to Him.
David’s example teaches us that we cannot just think our prayers; we must voice our prayers!
How do we have a relationship with Yahuwah, the Creator?
If we truly want a relationship with Yahuwah, it begins with our voice — voicing our thoughts, our hopes, our desires, our hurts in prayer to Him, talking to Him, crying out to Him, calling Him by Name.
Using our voice in prayer is a powerful, life-changing secret to entering into the presence of Yahuwah. When we voice our honest, sincere thoughts to Father — then He knows we are serious — and that we are calling upon Him in truth.
Using our voice to talk to our Heavenly Father is the way we demonstrate our faith in Him, our trust in Him, and our humility. He understands completely our problems, our struggles. He wants to help us! But we must come to Him by speaking to Him with our voice! We must sincerely seek Him, waiting patiently upon Him, asking Him to reveal His ways to us.
Faith and Humility
It takes simple, child-like faith and humility, to talk to Yahuwah.
First, faith is acknowledging His very existence. “He that cometh to God must believe that He is….” (Hebrews 11:6). Prayer [talking to Father] is faith in action, and it is fundamental to “walking by faith, not by sight” (2Corinthians 5:7).
Second, in our walk with Father we need to be “of a contrite (sorrowful) and humble spirit” (Isaiah 57:15). Yahuwah gives His grace to the humble!
Yahuwah delights in these two things — Faith and Humility.
Without faith it is impossible to please Him [Yahuwah Elohim] … (Hebrews 11:6a)
Surely He scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace unto the lowly. (Prov 3:34)
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill. Selah. (Psalms 3:4)
Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. (Psalms 28:6)
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. (Psalms 34:17)
The above Scriptures show us that Yahuwah listens and hears the cries, the prayers, the voices of His children. Father wants to hear our prayers! Though Yahuwah knows our thoughts (Psalms 139), thinking our prayers robs Father of listening and hearing something very special to Him — our voice!
Thinking our prayers is not a demonstration of faith! Faith is what Father desires from His children.
It takes faith to talk out loud to Him, and faith is what pleases Him as we saw in Hebrews 11:6 —
Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Entrance Into the Kingdom of Heaven
The entrance into the Heavenly Kingdom, the Kingdom of Yahuwah, became a reality for you when you voiced your very first prayer — when you first spoke those few words telling Father you needed Him, you needed the Saviour — and you accepted the sacrifice of His Son, Yahushua Messiah, as your Savior. You were praying, talking to Him, according to His will, praying in the name of Yahushua [Jesus], and He heard you, and He answered you! That was when you were Born-Again. That is so totally awesome and profound!!!
You humbled yourself, you expressed your faith and trust in Him — all when you spoke with your voice to Him! Just the simple voice of your prayer moved the Creator of the universe with compassion to come to your rescue and to your side.
When Yahuwah “inclines His ear” unto you it means He is listening to your voice. He leans, or bows His head closer, to listen and hear carefully what you are saying.
Why does He do that?
Because He loves to hear your voice! When you talk to Him you are humbly trusting in Him as your heavenly Father. He has promised:
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11)
Yahuwah Wants to Hear Your Voice!
Abba Father wants to hear your voice! Look what He says to us:
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. (Song of Songs 2:14)
Do you see what Yahuwah is saying to you?!
Your voice, so unique and precious, is sweet to Yahuwah! He says “Let me hear your voice!”
So tell Him with your voice, what’s on your mind and what’s hidden deep in your heart. You won’t surprise Him, you’ll delight Him!
Speaking out loud to Abba Father is essential! That’s how it can happen — that He can hear me, and therefore ‘incline His ear unto me!’
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