"Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it!" (John 14:14).
"What is the most important thought your mind has ever entertained?" someone once asked Daniel Webster, one of the greatest intellects in American history.
"My accountability to God," he replied.
In John 14:14 we find a marvelous promise, one that surely gives ample reason for our accountability to God!
Yet, in the face of those overwhelming words, most Christians do not live joyful and fruitful lives. Why? Because they have a limited view of God. Most of us sit at God's banquet table of blessing and come away with crumbs - simply because of our lack of knowledge of God and faith to trust and obey Him.
Nothing is so important in the Christian life as understanding the attributes of God. No one can ever begin to live supernaturally and have the faith to believe God for "great and mighty" things if he does not know what God is like, or if he harbors misunderstandings about God and His character.
Would you like to live a joyful, abundant and fruitful life - every day filled with adventure? You can!
What is God like to you? Is He a divine Santa Claus, a cosmic policeman, a dictator or a big bully? Many people have distorted views of God and as a result are afraid of Him because they do not know what He is really like.
Our heavenly Father yearns for us to respond to His love. It is only as we respond to a scriptural view of God that we are able to come joyfully into His presence and experience the love and adventure and abundant life for which He created us and which He promised us.
Today's Action Point
I will meditate upon John 14:14 throughout the day, and I will claim His provision for a need I have or know that someone else has.