What are you asking for ?

(Jesus) In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭23-24‬ NIV)

What do you want God to give you ? What is that one thing if you can ask personally to give you, what would it be ? A better job, a wife, a kid, a bigger car, …

The real question is what will matter in eternity ?

I would think first of all that you spend eternity with Him. So to have a great close, loving relationship with Him. What would that entail ? Just think about hanging with one of your best friends on holiday. You might go to the sea, lie on the beach, have great chats about the glory days, eat ice cream, go eat out together, … How is you hanging with God going ? Is He your best of friends ? When is the last time you did something special with God as you would do with your wife or girlfriend ? Pray on a mountain or secluded place. I like to take the dogs for a walk on the beach and just go sit there on a dune overlooking the sea. What is your special thing you can do ?

Secondly I would think is to pray for your friends to know God intimately. Surely you would want your friends with you in eternity !!!! Do you ask them those difficult questions ? How is it going with God ? Surely we ask our friends how their loved ones are and how they are doing. Why not just ask that most important question ? The thing I ask myself is do I really, but really care about their eternal destiny ? How much faith do I have that God and the bible is real ? Are we going to stand before God and give an account ?

I hope and pray for you to have those great prayers which I think God will not hesitate to answer.

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