By Debbie Russell
Today's Scripture: John 16:24
Central Thought: Ask in the name of Jesus and you shall receive.
Jesus gives us good news in John 16:24. He tells us that we can come to Father God in Jesus' name and ask so that our joy may be full. What a marvelous promise! He desires our joy to be full and has made a way for that to happen.
Is anything going on in your life that you need help with? It is difficult to have joy when our finances are in a mess or a child is going astray. There are so many things in life that clamor to steal our peace and joy. But we can pray!
We are told in James 5:16 that 'the earnest (heart-felt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available—dynamic in its working” (Amplified). How wonderful it is to know that we have direct access to God as we present our thanksgiving and requests to Him in the Name of Jesus.
Devotional Prayer: Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus thanking You that I can boldly present to You any situation I face. I appreciate Your help and thank You that I can have joy in You because of who You are!
Today's Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-31; John 16:1-33; Psalm 119:65-80; Proverbs 16:4-5