Asking Whatever We Will




Asking Whatever We Will

(April 2013, Week 4)

(1). John 14:13-14 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
(2). John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
(3). John 16:23-24 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
(4). Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
(5). “Deep down, we just don’t believe God is as generous as he keeps saying he is. That’s why Jesus added the fine print - ‘ask in my name.’” [Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life, page 135]
(6). Prayer thought: “One of the best ways to learn how to abide is to ask anything. Jesus adds the qualifier ‘abide in me’ only once in the six times he told us to ‘ask anything.’ His primary concern was to get us into the game. Start asking. Don’t just ask for spiritual things or ‘good’ things. Tell God what you want. Before you can abide, the real you has to meet the real God. Ask anything. [Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life, page 138]