Posts Tagged ‘ Ask ’

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7, ESV

Jesus is not saying that as a Christian you can ask for and get whatever you want or think you need.

Jesus is saying that the closer you are to Him, the more you will want what God wants, and you will get those things according to His will. (The full meaning of “in Jesus’ name” is to act in and take on the character of Jesus.)

VerseD: Matthew 6:11

‘Give us this day our daily bread.’
MATTHEW 6:11, NASB

All we have and receive comes from God.

Ask Him.

Trust Him.

He is our Provider.

VerseD: Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the Lord , that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.
Psalm 27:4, NASB

Our passion in life should be to see God enthroned in majesty. That only will happen when we get to hear “Well done.”

VerseD: James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5, NASB

One of the things God enjoys granting to people is wisdom. True wisdom leads to God and His righteousness as revealed in Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14, NASB

God may give us things we ask for out of selfish desire, but as we draw closer to Him we will find our desires matching up ever more with His. Then God will always grant us our requests, because we want the same thing.

VerseD: Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3, ESV

Some claim we will all prophesy, based on such passages.

Rather, the Father wants to share salvation and sanctification with us. Call on Him, and the Son will be revealed to you through the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 145:18, ESV

“All who call on Him in truth.”

He wants to answer, but He responds to those calling out with an unselfish, honest desire for His will.

(But He also responds to turn our hearts toward Him!)