June 5 Ask What You Desire

 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:).

You can’t get the Word inside you by keeping your Bible on a shelf, putting it under your pillow at night, or even by hearing someone preach it to you. Preaching only stirs up faith; you have to have the Word in you beforehand through regular reading and meditation.

Jesus gave us the condition, “If…My words abide in you,” so the last part of the verse could be fulfilled in us: “Ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” If His words are in you, your desires and requests will reflect those words. If you are filled with the Word, you won’t ask for just anything. You will ask on the basis of His Word, which He fulfills.

Remember that many of our prayers aren’t being answered because we pray for things He never asked us to pray for. When we pray according to His Word, however, we know we are praying the will of God. God performs His Word and nothing else—neither your suggestions nor your feelings. Therefore, if you don’t bring Him His Word, you won’t experience the promise “it shall be done for you.” Too often we think the phrase “ask what you desire” means we can ask for anything. Yet Christ says, in effect, “If My Word is abiding

in you, then you can ask for what’s abiding in you, and it will be done.” That is the power of the Word.

Prayer: Father, may Your Word abide in me so that it can flow out of my heart and mouth in prayer. In Jesus ‘name, amen.

Thought: God fulfills His Word—not your Suggestions or feelings.

Reading: 1 Kings 19–20; Luke 23:1–25

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