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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ask What You Desire

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." (John 15:7 NKJV)

And the king said to her, "What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!"
(Esther 5:3 NKJV)

You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse;
You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes...
O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, Lovely as Jerusalem,
Awesome [terrifying] as an army with banners!
Turn your eyes away from me, For they have overcome me.
(Song of Solomon 4:9; 6:4-5 NKJV)

In Solomon's allegory is twice described a moment when his wife forcefully commands her lover's heart with her eyes. Esther holds such favor with her husband that he three times promises her up to half his kingdom. In His parting words to His bride Christ hands over the keys to the entire kingdom by saying simply, "ask what you desire."

Jesus' powerful promise is given in the second person plural—to His disciples as a united whole—and conditioned with if—dependent upon an intimate place of union with Him and His words.

Surely there is no more powerful position than to be united as a body and united to our Lord.

Father, surely You will not refuse Your Lamb's prayer to make us one, as You are one, that we may also be one in You. Please give us such unity and union, so our own prayers become those You will not deny.

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Copyright 2008, Anne Lang Bundy

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