John 15:7 - The Key to Answered Prayer.

John 15:7 (CEV) Stay joined to me and let my 
teachings become part of you.  Then you can pray for 
whatever you want, and your prayer will be answered. 

John 15:7 (AMPC) If you live in Me [abide 
vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and 
continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you 
will, and it shall be done for you. 


   How often have you felt that your prayers 
were hitting a glass ceiling - as though the Lord 
were saying no? Maybe it is because you were 
praying outside of His will. Maybe it's because you 
were praying for something that God didn't want 
you to have. 
   We need to remember the promise Jesus 
spoke of in John 15:7, which says, 'If you abide 
in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask 
what you desire, and it shall be done for you." 
Another version puts it this way: "But if you live 
your life in me, and my words live in your 
hearts, you can ask for whatever you like and it 
will come true for you" (PH). I really like that 
version - especially the part that tells us to ask 
for whatever we like. 
   But let's also remember the condition: 
"If you live your life in me, and my words live 
in your hearts... If you are maintaining a 
living communion with God and His words are at home 
with you, then your desires are going to change. 
Your prayers won't necessarily be the same as 
they were before. As you get in sync with the 
will of God, you will see that prayer is not 
getting God to do what you want Him to do, but 
prayer is getting you to do what God wants you to 
   You will discover the important truth 
that prayer is not bending God our way - it is 
bending us His way. And then, you just may see your 
prayers being answered in the affirmative. [Every 
Day with Jesus by Greg Laurie] 


The promise is "If ye abide in Me, and My 
words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and 
it shall be done unto you." John 15:7. And John 
declares: "Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we 
keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, 
and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and 
the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His 
word, in him verily is the love of God perfected." 
1 John 2:3-5.  COL144 

If you are in Christ, and Christ is in you, 
you will be transformed, renewed, and 
sanctified. "If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in 
you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be 
done unto you." Be sure that Christ is in you, 
that your heart is broken and submissive and 
humble. God will accept only the humble and 
contrite. Heaven is worth a lifelong, persevering 
effort; yes, it is worth everything. God will help 
you in your efforts if you strive only in Him. 


Aligned with Gods Will
   The purpose of prayer is not getting our 
will in Heaven. Rather, its getting Gods 
will on earth. 
   Imagine for a moment that youre in a 
little boat not far from a dock. You throw out your 
rope, secure it to the dock, and then pull 
yourself in. Now, are you pulling the dock toward 
your boat, or are you pulling your boat to the 
dock? Its the latter, of course. 
   In the same way, God is like that dock, 
and we need to get aligned with Him in our 
prayers. And the closer we align ourselves with His 
will, the more that well see our prayers 
answered in the affirmative. 
   Jesus said, If you abide in Me, and My 
words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, 
and it shall be done for you (John 15:7 
   The Message puts it this way: But if 
you make yourselves at home with me and my words 
are at home in you, you can be sure that 
whatever you ask will be listened to and acted 
   We tend to gravitate toward the latter 
part of the verse about asking whatever we 
desire. But we need to realize that if were 
maintaining a living communion with Him, and His Word is 
at home in our hearts, then we will start 
praying for what God wants. 
   The Bible tells us, And if we know 
that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that 
we have the petitions that we have asked of 
Him (1 John 5:15 NKJV). 
   So dont be afraid to ask God to reveal 
His will to you. Dont be afraid to say, 
Not my will, but Yours, be done. Never be 
afraid to commit an unknown future to a known God. 
God loves you, and His plan for you is good. 
[Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


John 15:7 - It Will Cost You the World.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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