What Jesus Did! 'The Greatest Answer to Prayer?' — Luke 11:11-13

Monday, July 20, 2015

"Does any of you have a son? What would you do if your son asked you for a fish? Would any father give his son a snake? No! You would give him a fish. Or, if your son asks for an egg, would you give him a scorpion? No! {You are like all other people}—you are evil. But you know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit to those people that ask him."
— Luke 11:11-13 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:11-13 NLT — "Does any of you have a son?"

Key Thought

What's the greatest answer to our prayers? The gift of God's cleansing, justifying, sanctifying, saving, empowering, and indwelling Holy Spirit! If fathers know how to give good gifts, don't you think the Father will give us and empower us with his Holy Spirit? So let's ask, expect, and receive this greatest of gifts.

Today's Prayer

Father, I know when I was saved you cleansed me by your Holy Spirit and that you came to live in me and make my body your temple through your Holy Spirit. Now I ask that the Spirit's presence and power be more real to me, not just to sense your presence but so that I can be like Christ in every way. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
  • Romans 8:12-14, 26-27
  • Acts 4:31

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.