Thursday, August 26, 2010

Knowing God - John 15:7


... ask for whatever you wish,
and it will be done for you.
John 15:7
Jesus said those words above. Do you believe it’s a true statement? Or do you need know to know the conditions before believing this promise.
Here’s the conditions ... The verse begins with these words, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, [then] ask ... and it will be done." The first condition for answered prayer? It is understanding that we are lifeless branches unless and until we are attached to the life of Jesus-the-Vine. The second condition? Immersing ourselves in God’s Word.
Let’s focus on this second condition. What happens when we live and breathe God’s Word? His purposes begin to flow through our hearts and lungs, and our life begins to look more and more like Christ. When this happens, our prayers grow less and less dependent on our desires, and more and more focused on God’s desires. Indeed, when our prayers align themselves with what God is already doing, we get to see – more and more frequently, more and more powerfully – God’s hand at work.
"Ask ... and it will be done," is, therefore, not a magic trick nor a wish from a genie in a bottle. It is aligning ourselves with God and, thus, learning to open our eyes to see him work.
In Christ’s Love,
a guy who want others to think
that I have magic powers
(not because I believe in "magic"
but because I am attached to
and sensitive to the power of God)

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