24 June 2021 – John 16:22-23 (NIV)

Scripture

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 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.”

Reflection

The presence of the Lord in our lives brings joy, in His presence there is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Though there are times we may experience grief or sorrow, but the Lord turns our sorrow into joy.
As children of God, we are privileged to receive from God the Father anything we ask according to His will in Jesus’s Name (1 John 5:14-15). May we be encouraged and confident to ask anything to God our Father.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

Ask God to help shape your prayers – countries you should pray for; situations which need God’s power and transformation; lift them up in confidence and faith. “Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns’” Psalm 96:10

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.