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How to Have God’s Ear

Abigail Smith was lively, opinionated, and intuitive from her youth. She was just 15 when her future husband, John Adams, first laid eyes on her. He was drawn to Abigail’s qualities from the beginning. When they married in 1744, she had his ear in the decisions he would be faced with, who he could trust in his inner circle, and how he could best serve his new country as the second president to be elected.

Abigail Smith Adams was the perfect wife for John Adams. She had the intuition it took to see a friend from a foe. She famously said of Alexander Hamilton that his eyes revealed “the very devil…itself.” Her husband trusted her to keep their farm, handle their personal finances, and give him advice in his role as President. Mutual admiration and respect peppered every aspect of their bond. It is fair to say that what Abigail wanted, needed, and thought,  were of the utmost importance to her loving husband.

It is natural to have this type of love and trust between spouses, and part of that is in listening when one or the other shares from their heart. But it is a more wonderful, even miraculous truth that the God of the universe hears when his people pray to Him!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15

If we can trust in another who knows us to have our best interest at heart, how much more can we trust in God to hear us when we call, and to have our very best interest in His Heart!  How can you have the ear of God when you pray? Ask honestly and trust completely—He will be faithful to answer.

About Lisa

My husband Dan and I have three children and three grandchildren. We live in central Illinois. I am a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature, a member of faithwriters.com, and a member of SCBWI. My writings have been published at chirstiandevotions.us, in DevotionMagazine, the PrairieWind Newsletter, and here at thebottomline.co.

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