His name

“Whatsoever you ask in my name, that will I do.”  (John 14:13)  Christians have to learn to pray.  We cannot follow our own instincts or desires when we approach the Father–not if we expect to experience His power and approval.  “The use of a person’s name supposes a mutual trust. . .No one would give another the free use of his name without being first assured that his honor and interests would be as safe with that person as with himself.”  (Andrew Murray)  When Christ gave us His name for use in prayer, He was trusting us to use prayer as He taught us, for the purposes He taught us.  He assumes that we have surrendered our own interests to Him whom we now represent.  Today, as you pray, will you serve and safeguard His honor and interests?  Will you pray in HIS name?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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