Ask Whatever You Wish

If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7   

Our focus is verse 7, "If you abide (accept, observe, follow) in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you." The verse has two halves, a condition and a result. The condition — the if clause — is, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you…" The result — the then clause — "then ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

God is not displeased with the strength of a horse and the legs of a man as good things that He has made. He is displeased with those who hope in their horses and in their legs. John Piper

Today's Mercies for Today's Troubles

Saving faith has much to do with the trust that God will grant faith tomorrow. Trusting Christ today includes trusting Him not to leave you tomorrow. "Often we feel today like our resevoir of strength is not going to last for another day. The reality is, it won’t. Today’s resources are for today. We may have confidence that new resources will be given tomorrow."

Are Christians Satisfied?

False expectations can turn a good relationship into a bad one. This is also true in our relationship with the Lord. When we hear Jesus say, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst”, one might jump to the conclusion that once you come to Jesus all your longings are satisfied then and there. As if there will be no more dissatisfaction of any sort. But in this article, John Piper emphasizes that Christians should expect some dissatisfaction in this life.