THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONAL:
1 John 3:22-23
And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.
“Whatever we ask because we obey him” more than implies that in our submission to God we automatically ask for his will to be done. That involves our faith in Christ and our unconditional love for one another. Those are the requests he will answer; for prayer, asking of him, automatically lines us up with what pleases him. And somehow, putting our druthers and concerns into his hands (which pleases him) puts us in a place where we can receive all that God has for us.
Pastor Lisa Bosworth