I remember when our children were young and they were looking forward to Christmas or maybe a birthday and how they would let us know what they’d like to receive. And as I think back on those days I have to chuckle because our granddaughters are doing exactly the same thing. Usually in a not so very subtle way.
I remember how our kids used to go find the catalog from Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Wards, JC Penney or one of the others and they would start circling all those things they wanted.
Those were things that they wanted and it was always too many to number!
As Gods children there are things that we want and desire throughout our lives and God shows us in today’s Scripture exactly how they come to us.
First of all let’s get this out-of-the-way right now! I want you to know that there are no limits on what are good God can do for us or give us! The enormity or the price tag does not scare God!
The reality is though, not everyone receives what they ask for, because there are two qualifiers in our Scripture that Jesus, the Master said, must be met first.
Again Jesus said “if you abide in Me, and My words abide in you you’ll ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.”
Qualifier #1 - Abide in Me
You’ve got to stay hooked up and linked up with Jesus! Allowing Him to live His life through you.
Qualifier #2 - His Word must be abiding in you
You’ve got to not only read the Word and hear the Word but you’ve got to latch hold of it and not let go!
I think the Passion Translation John 15:7 states it well:
"If you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you - then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done."
*|FNAME|*, God wants to bless you beyond anything you can possible imagine