John 15:7-8 "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
"If ye abide in me…." If we are born again, we do abide in Christ. If Jesus had said that and that alone, we would have had it made, but He continued, "And my words abide in you."
Jesus' words abide in us in the measure that they govern our lives and in the measure that we act upon them.
If Jesus' words abide in us, we are bound to have faith, because the Bible says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17). It would be impossible for Jesus' words to abide in someone and for that person not to have faith! Unbelief and doubt are a result of ignorance of the Word of God. If we live the Word, then when we come to pray, that Word dwells in us so richly that it becomes Jesus' Word on our lips. It will be as if the Father's words were on the lips of Jesus.
Confession: I abide in Christ, and His words abide in me. I hide His words in my heart. I believe them. I pray them. When I come to prayer, the Word that dwells in my heart becomes God's Word on my lips, and it cannot return to God void. It will accomplish what it promises!
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.