Ask, Listen, Respond Week 1 day 3 of Living Loved

Have you ever wanted to know God’s will and plan for your life and truly experience it? As I  read Ephesians 3:16-21 today, it became very clear to me that I was reading our Heavenly Father’s perfect will for every one of His children. The Apostle Paul said in verse 14, “When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I bow my head and pray,” and then inspired by the Holy Spirit He prayed that you and I would really come to know and believe the love of Christ and be filled with the fullness of God. Besides John 10:10, Ephesians 3:20 is the only other place in the whole Bible where the Greek word that describes the abundant life that Jesus came to give us is found. It is in this passage of Scripture we discover that it is in receiving a revelation of His love that God is able to bring to pass His plan for us and do superabundantly far over and above all that we dare ask or think- infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desire, thoughts, hopes or dreams. This is the life Jesus came for us all to live. This is what our Heavenly Father dreamed for us all along.
In today’s lesson I share how when I asked the Father, “How do I receive a revelation of your love? How do I learn to live loved by you and truly experience this abundant life?” He responded with three simple words, “Ask, Listen, Respond.”
Jesus said, “Ask and keep on asking and you will receive (Luke 11:9).” Wow! My whole life began to change when I simply began to ask, “Lord, show me the truth that will set me free.” Give me a revelation of your amazing love for me.” How simple is that? Just ask!
Do you desire a deeper revelation of your Heavenly Father’s love? Do you really want to experience the superabundant life He has planned for you? Begin today asking Him to show you the truth of His great love. Listen as He begins to reveal to you who you truly are in Jesus. Respond by thanking Him for what He has done for you. Your life will never be the same!


  1. Ask, Listen, Respond...sounds a lot like relationship instead of religion ;o)

  2. I think perhaps we don't ask because we really don't believe God will speak to us. It seems to me, He desires us to be whole more than we do.

  3. Rose Karlebach9/10/10 5:14 PM

    I love that God is so faithful. He says if we ask, we'll receive from Him. So, we can ask Him for the deepest things our hearts desire. We can ask Him to help us to believe Him, if we having trouble. We can ask Him to help us be more like Jesus. We can ask Him to make Himself real to us in a new way! The things we can ask for our limitless, and we can ask, and ask, and ask, because we have such a wonderful, loving Father who want to lavish us with His good gifts!