16 For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift].
John 1:16 Amplified Bible
How we see Jesus will determine how we pray and receive from Him.
The Apostle John testified that Jesus is the fullness of grace and truth. That means when we pray according to who He is, we shouldn’t hold back or hesitate from asking boldly. Jesus is more than enough to meet our every need. This is because there is no limit to what He can do and will do for us.
Sometimes we imagine God has a quota on how many times we can ask of Him. Such thinking comes from a poverty mindset. The truth is, God loves it when we dare to be bold in our prayers.
Being bold doesn’t mean we get what we want.
Rather, it means we understand our position and privileges in Christ. In knowing who we are and what we have through Him, faith flow much more naturally supernaturally. This makes our prayers easier and more effectual.
We do not pray out of our weakness. We pray out of our completeness in Christ.
The Greek word translated “complete” is pleeroo which means “fullness, super-abundance, in full measure”. You cannot be more complete in heaven than you are today. The only way you can deny your completeness is when you stop believing in the truth of the gospel. In doing so, you are “cutting off” from Christ instead of trusting Christ as the Source to supply your needs according to His riches in glory.
Be steadfast in your faith by staying rooted in Christ, that is, to keep on applying your growing knowledge of Christ in your daily circumstances.
What is one area of your life right now that can be truly satisfied by the revelation of being complete in Christ?
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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