We Receive What We Ask

“Beloved: We receive from him whatever we ask, because w keep his commandments and do what pleases him.  And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.  Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them, and the way we know that he remains in us is from the Spirit whom he gave us.”
                       (1 John 3:22)
   We receive what we ask from God when we 1) believe in the name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ; and 2) when we love one another as he commanded us.
    Believing in the name of Jesus–is this just for the fundamentalists?  Is this just what the traditional or conservative Christians do?  No.  It is straight out of Scripture.  If we want a new, wondrous life, a life lived as a new creation, as a child of God, so that whatever we ask of God our true Father, we receive, we need to do as John says.  We need to profess the name of Jesus Christ, and love everyone–God, our friends, and especially our enemies.  Then we are living as a child of God.