Did you know that God promises and desires to grant us whatever we ask for in prayer? Because of great His love for us He wants to answer our prayers. In fact, He invites us to ask Him for anything. Listen to the words of Jesus recorded by one of His very close friends: “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” (John 15:7, NLT)
Did you get that? Jesus is inviting His friends (and that includes you and me) to ask for whatever we wish and He promises that it will be granted to them. Of course there is a condition: to remain (stay, continue, dwell) in Him and to let His words remain is us. There is a way to have all your prayers answered, Jesus says. If we treasure Him above all else, seek Him wholeheartedly , and pursue an intimate love relationship with Him; and if we treasure His words written in the Bible by diligently studying them, memorizing them, and putting them into practice; if we do these things Jesus assures us that whatever we ask will be granted to us. This is because when we abide/remain in Him and let His words abide in us, we will only ask for what is in accordance with His good, pleasing and perfect will, and of course God is eager to grant any request that honours Him and agrees with His will. So abide in Him and let His words abide in you, then ask God for whatever you wish and you can be sure that He will grant it. God cannot lie and cannot make a promise that He won’t keep.
Happy Mothers Day in advance to all you mothers reading this. This Sunday, we will have a very special service to celebrate you and your crucial, God-given role in the society. There will be a hat competition during the service and many exciting prizes to be won so all ladies are invited to wear any kind of hat and you might win yourself a prize. Every mother will also receive a special gift from Crossroads to remind them of how special they are. I look forward to a great service on Sunday. I hope you are too.
Point To Ponder:
“God answers our prayers by giving us what we have asked for or something much better.” Anonymous