26 In that day
you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on
your behalf. 27 No,
the Father Himself loves you because you have loved me and have
believed that I came from God.
After thousands of years of the Levitical Priesthood being slowly warped into a teaching of privileged access to God, Jesus takes Torah back to itâ€
Last night I remembered this as I lay in my bed. It was 89 degrees in our bedroom and the only breeze was from a fan. Our heat pump has shut down on the Friday evening before the 3 day Memorial Day weekend.
I was a little ticked at God about it breaking. â€œIf the Hebrews could walk in the desert for 40 years without their shoes wearing out, canâ€
I started to think about this section of John 16 and how I could go directly to God and ask Him to fix the heat pump. Then came a really good question.
You can go to God, face to face, and youâ€
When Jesus says we will ask for things in His name, itâ€
My wife has cute feet. If I were to explain their proportions, Iâ€
I come from a long line of German and Irish feet that are more like a swimming flipper than a foundation for walking or running.
[you just went from Jesusâ€
My son was lamenting that as he is about to begin swimming lessons, he doesnâ€
When he jumps in the pool, heâ€
When we go to God for more than just satisfaction in our 20 minute instant, when we ask Him to mold us into a form and then show us what to request, when we completely yield ourselves to Him, we find that the things we start to ask Him for are FAR more satisfying than a repaired Heat Pump or a winning lottery ticket.
Some of you know the secret to this, because youâ€