“If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you” – John 15:7
Prayer is not a monologue, but a dialogue and this verse suggests that it begins with us allowing his words to abide in us.
Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that he will listen to mine.
Read the verse carefully once again, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.”
His words abiding is the equivalent of himself abiding. The old testament believers lived in this reality.
“So, Abram went as the Lord had told him.” Their life was marked with fellowship with God – the interchange of word and thought.
What God spoke they heard and did; what they spoke God heard and did.
‘Beloved, God is willing to give us a listening ear and give us whatever we ask Him in Faith, but are we giving him a listening ear by reading and abiding in His words?’
If not, then let’s come to him with an open mind and an open heart daily, let his words take deep roots and nourish our soul.
O God, help us listen to you daily just as you listen to us. May we abide in you daily as you abide in us.