having what we ask
verse 15 is conditional, it depends on conforming to verse 14. God meets our needs but not our greeds. in fact Jesus said the heavenly father even knows what we need before we ask. i was healed of an industrial injury. the sunday after the accident i hobbled into church and there, not even prompted by anything said in the service so far, God put the idea in my heart that he would heal me. i knew before i had even asked that it would take place. but also that i should ask aloud, to build the faith of others there who would agree in prayer. my healing was for me, but not only for me, it was to edify the whole group present. we asked, and suddenly i was able to walk, dance, and tell a surprised agency boss on monday morning that i was available to work after all (on the friday before i had been x-rayed and told the agency i had no idea when i would be going back to work). i had also decided to forgive the person who had caused the injury (it had been an accident, not really that person's fault) and refrain from suing the workplace (it was a small company with good environmental policy and someone might have lost their job if a lawsuit had succeeded. at the time of that decision i just knew "god will provide somehow" but i expected that to be through the sickness/unemployment benefit system, not supernatural healing). My doctor (who had seen the x-ray) could also be made aware that God heals. one example of how God was able to do far more than we ask of him. the Glory goes entirely to him!
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