“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:16-17 NIV
Many times I cringe when I hear preachers carelessly throwing around “ask anything and you’ll receive it!” or “gotta claim it in order to get it!”
Today’s verse gives us a fuller picture of this teaching. Yes, whatever we ask will be given to us... as it pertains to LOVING ONE ANOTHER.
In that department, forgiving others, putting up with difficult people, family/extended family, toddlers, aging parents, and the like we have an unlimited supply of love of coming directly from God the Father literally on-demand.
Let us not get it twisted. It isn’t ask for a Tesla/Mercedes/Jaguar/BMW/etc and God will provided to us. No. It is when we feel we are lacking love towards others, that’s when we ought to dial in and ask an extra portion of love and God will indeed supply it to us.
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