Today’s Encouragement is John 14:14 NLT Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
In my name –
Friends this is not some ‘magic formula’, not a genie-in-a-bottle. But recognize- Jesus said this!
Do we believe – that He is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do? (Heb. 10:23)
Sometimes (often) it just doesn’t happen soon enough for us. We’re so impatient! So, we begin to doubt… and when we doubt, we don’t receive! (Jas. 1:6-7)
Jesus acts in His own Name is His authority, His strength – not ours; His bank account – not mine, His reputation – not mine. His is the Name above all names!
This idea of ‘in His name’ is like a power of Attorney. The use of His Name must be in full respect of His reputation, His character. It must be respected, not used in vain, for our silly, selfish wants and desires, but for those things which bring Him glory!
Lord God, give us faith to trust fully, and accept completely, the Truth You have given us in Christ! Give us both patience and strength as we wait for You to act.
In Jesus’ Name