12/1/10

What Ye Will

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. - John 15:7


"The promise is given in direct connection with fruit bearing. Limit it to yourself and your own needs, and you rob it of its power; you rob yourself of the power of appropriating it, Christ was sending these disciples out, and they were ready to give their life for the world; to them He have the disposal of the treasures of heaven...Let us realize that we can only fulfill our calling to bear much fruit by praying much....And let us equally remember that we cannot appropriate the promise without a life given up for people. Many try to take the promise, and then look around for what they can ask. This is not he way, but the very opposite. Get the heart burdened with the need of souls, and the command to save them, and the power will come to claim the promise....Souls are perishing because there is too little prayer. God's children are feeble because there is too little prayer. We bear so little fruit because there is so little prayer. The faith of this promise would make us strong to pray; let us not rest till it has entered into our very heart and drawn us in the power of Christ to continue and labor and strive in prayer until the blessing comes in power." - Murray