Day 81 - John 14:8-14
Points to Ponder:
1.Why should the disciples have already known the Father?
2.How is Jesus’ answer true if the Father and the Son are at the same time one God and two separate persons?
3.What promise does Jesus make to us about prayer?
4.How does his answer lead you to awe and worship in your prayer?
Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13-14.
Lord Jesus, what a great promise you make to me here. You remove all limits from my prayers and open up the floodgates of heaven that I might seek blessing from you and then receive it. You promise to do and to give whatever I ask in your name. What access you give me to the Father’s throne! I can come in to his throne room at any time, in any condition, for any reason and ask him for anything. Anything! Whatever the new heart you created in me wants! Whatever glorifies the Father! Whatever honors the Son! Nothing is off limits except that which is sin and dishonors you. Nothing is off limits except that which is harmful to me and to my salvation. O dear Father, what an amazing thing you give me in prayer! You invite me to talk to you like a child and come to you through Jesus. I can bend your ear about anything and, as if I were the only child you had, you give me your full attention. Because you are limitless in your power and wisdom, you can and will give only the best things in response to my prayer. Father, how good you are! Jesus, how gracious you are to promise that you will do whatever I ask for in prayer! Spirit, take my deepest yearnings and groans and bring them before the Father’s throne! Amen.