“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in Me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from Me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
– John 15:5,7
Jesus’ dwells in the believer who dwells in Him. If we remain in Him and His words in us, Jesus promises that our prayers will be answered. To have Jesus’ words remaining in us means to share His mind and His will. If we have and keep His words in us, we will live our life in Christ and His life will be in us. But if we are truly in Him, then our focus will be on doing God’s will and what we pray for will be for His purposes – that His will be done.
When our focus is on doing God’s will, we will pray for His fruit rather than for our own selfish desires, and our prayers will be answered. The fruit we will so desire, and ask for, and receive, is a wonderful reflection of Jesus’ attributes. The “fruit” is “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23)
Lord, I believe in You
and I also believe
that if I have You in my heart I shall want nothing but love,
and joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Lord, You are all I need!