‘And whatever you ask in My name, that I WILL do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask ANYTHING in My name, I WILL do it’ (John 14:13,14).
God really challenged me with these questions:
Mari, do you REALLY believe this?
Do you really believe I spoke the truth and did not lie when I made this promise?
Do you think I do this only some of the time or only in certain circumstances or did I mean it?
Can you truly rely on My word here?
Do you really understand the scope of this?
I know this is not about God fulfilling our lusts and greed, but what about the things that are really pleasing to Him and in His will for my life?
Have I taken this promise seriously, literally, to the full extend of the promise?
Thus followed a list of requests to God, prayed in a renewed faith and trust in the promise of God.
Jesus is motivated to answer our requests in prayer by His desire for God the Father to be glorified in the Son – that I WILL do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You have a motivated Savior who is keen to answer your prayers!
And don’t just ask small, only for your personal needs and solutions to your problems, ask big, cause you have a big God, ask for big things for the Kingdom of God, ask God to do big things through you, to expand your capacity, ask Him to do big things in other people’s lives and in the world. He is keen to answer.
Don’t limit Him through your smallness of thinking or desire. Believe that anything is possible with those who believe and ask according to this possibility.
He doesn’t want us to bring Him down to our level and our limitations or what we think it’s possible, He wants us to rise to His level.
Why don’t you take a few minutes to ask God for things in Jesus’s Name, that are in His will for your life and ask according to His possibility, for big things.