Sep 21, 2023
What do you
"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 NASB
I wonder about this
passage regularly. I wonder if I really abide. How many of the
things I ask Jesus about are still being answered? How many did I
blow because I stopped asking? How many were me being wrong about
thinking I remained in Jesus but I was really trying to do my own
Do you have the
courage to abide in Jesus and then trust until your request comes
to pass? I want to. I want to see Jesus working miracles in my life
all the time. I wonder where I don't abide, or in which things I
really don't trust him.
I know God answers
prayer. I prayed things 35 years ago that are being answered now.
I'm not any better than anyone else except that the Holy Spirit
helps me remember. I remember praying that God would use the
frustration of my career and he is. I remember praying that God
would provide for us and he has. So many answered prayers. And yet,
I can still get afraid thinking about how we lead this ministry or
how we handle our finances.
Today, let's ask God
to show us where we can trust him more. As I record, I choose to
trust Jesus. I choose to tell myself not to consider my own
anxiety. It is less real than the Holy Spirit. May I trust Jesus
and invest in the next person I meet. May I trust Jesus and boldly
choose to do any crazy thing he tells me to do when I'm interacting
with coworkers, customers, vendors and friends today.
Life following Jesus
seems too good to be true. That's the kind of God we serve. Let's
believe him for more and believe him to be bigger and more powerful
than we can ask or imagine. Then let's live accordingly.