Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lining up With God

One of the most liberating things I have discovered about the faith is that as long as what you want matches what God wants, he'd never hold out on you.

In this regard, answered prayer is as simple as being saturated in the Word of God so that what we ask is what he would gladly do.  John 14 makes this clear.

"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do what I have been doing...And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." (vv. 12-13.

Tying all these facts together, God wants to do much through his Son in the world that he loves, but his disciples are the ones who will carry it out. Asking for resources to do it will be met with a resounding Yes!

As to healing from a dreaded disease, having enough money, getting free from trouble, well, we may ask for these things, but be prepared to wait.  Some of them require time, and some require only the perfection of heaven to get answered.

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