Whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.—John 15:16
An important step to help you access the power of the Spirit is to reach out in faith and receive the fullness of all that God has for you. We enter into all God’s blessing by faith. As a child of God, you are heir to all that the Father has—Himself. So reach out and take Him now. Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink” (Jn 7:37).
Are you thirsty? Then drink. “Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for” (1Jn 5:14-15). Here are the principles:
Confidence—”the confidence we have before Him.”
Conversing—”we ask anything.”
Condition—”according to His will.”
Conviction—”we know that He hears whatever we ask.”
Consequence—”we know that we have.”
Follow the principles one by one. Have confidence in the character of God. Converse with Him and tell Him your need—to be filled to overflowing with His Holy Spirit. Believe that the condition is met and your asking is in harmony with His will. Remind yourself that He hears your request and that He is flooding your whole being with His power. Have the boldness to take what is there. Faith will turn it to fact; fact will turn it to feeling. Welcome His coming in whatever manner He comes. You are thirsty—so drink … and drink … and drink.
O Father, how can I thank You enough for bringing me to this moment? It is an end, yet it is a beginning. I know that life is ahead of me, for life is within me. I am grateful beyond words. Amen.
Ac 7:42-56; Jn 20:22; Eph 3:19; 5:18
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