One time I was teaching on why when we pray most people end their prayer “in Jesus name.” One of our volunteers walked up to me afterward and said “thank you.” I of coarse said, “your welcome! Wait for what?” He said to me “I have always wondered why we prayed in Jesus name and now I know!” From that point on I have tried to never take things for granted that everybody understands why Christians do what they do.
We pray in Jesus’ name because he told us to. Jesus tells his followers you think I’m doing amazing things just wait until I am at my Fathers right hand. If you ask for something in my name I will do it. How amazing is that! We can be apart of mind-blowing miracles if we will just ask.
I am afraid that most Christians do not believe we can do greater things than Jesus. We think that this is for the “above average” Christian. The truth is that we all have the potential to be apart of miracles. We just need the faith to ask. I know for me in the past I have doubted and not asked for God to do great things. Start start asking God to greater things! Today let’s do this together. Ask God to let you be apart of a miracle today. Our level of potential is only limited by what we will ask from God.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! -John 14:12-14