“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” I John 3:22 NKJV
Drive through town at any time of the day, and you are likely to see people in a church praying. A lot of people are praying worldwide, in different languages, but how many people are receiving from God?
John gives us the secret of receiving: He said that we will receive whatever we ask, if we keep God’s commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. He doesn’t leave us in doubt: he told us what he meant; “And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.”
What are the secrets? Faith and love. For without faith, it is impossible to please God! They that come to Him must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Having believed, we must love one another. Dear brothers and sisters, nothing pleases God more than when we love one another. Fasting and prayers is not what pleases Him; neither is it speaking in tongues or memorizing scriptures; all that is rubbish if we are not loving one another.