“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:13-14
Let’s just think about this verse…what kind of power can be done with this verse. Now, of course we can’t take this with a greedy heart. It doesn’t give us the luxury of asking Jesus for a Ferrari. We must first align our hearts with the Lord’s.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of this will be given to you.” Matthew 6:33
That verse was specifically talking about what you will eat, drink, and wear. But the first part remains true. Seek first the kingdom of God.
“Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, with all of your strength, and with all of your mind.” Luke 10:27
Just like I was talking about a few weeks ago in Roman 8:30:
“Those he predestined, he also called, those he called, he also justified, those he justified, he also glorified.” Romans 8:30
I’m in that justified phase. I need to constantly be seeking God.
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For anyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
If we truly seek God, he will be found. So there are some caveats to this promise verse in John 14:13-14. He will give you whatever you ask in His name, but your heart must first be aligned with his.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4.
These are powerful promises in the word of God, but if we don’t align our hearts with His, they can be useless. The desires of our heart must be playing for the same team as the one that Jesus is playing for. Join me in making our hearts more obedient to God’s word so that we can be the lightning rods for God’s miracles in the world.
Jesus, make me a lightning rod for your goodness, for your favor, and for your miracles.