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I get what I want, right?

Ooh! Would you look? I get to ask whatever I want and God will grant it! Okay, I’d like a new house on lots of land, a new car with all the things, and travel, lots of travel….

What’s that? That’s not what John 15:7 means? Huh.

That doesn’t sound near as exciting, then.

We DO like to have what we want, don’t we? Just like small children we want what we want and we want it now. Thing is, God is God and there is no other. He gets His way, always, which means sometimes we don’t get ours.

The first part of this verse says IF we abide in Him… if we remain so close to the Creator that His heartbeat becomes ours…

…AND His Word – all of it, not just the parts we like – lives in us… through us, correcting our thoughts and actions, directing our choices…

THEN we can ask whatever we wish and it will be done.

Thing is, what I would ask for before I’ve moved close enough to the Lord to feel His heartbeat is vastly different than when I am that close to Him.

When we move closer to the Lord, when we allow His Word to permeate every corner of our mind, soul, and spirit we change. Our thoughts change. Our ideals change. Our desires change. God doesn’t change.

When we’re living so close to the Father that His noonday shadow covers us, when we keep His Word in us, allowing it to rule instead of our wants and desires, that is when our wants and desires will become much like His and so, when we ask, we are repeating His will, and we will receive.

Oh, I see you inching closer to Him. That’s fabulous! There’s plenty of room. Let’s all go!

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Faye Bryant

Faye Bryant is an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals escape the lies of the enemy, live into God’s truth, and build a better life by first feeling, dealing, and healing their way through a stuck future or an abused past, toward a deeper path of purpose, and into the unhackable life of their chosen legacy. Hers is a story of resurrection: from death to life!