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God is not a genie

“So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.  On that day you will ask nothing of me.  Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” (John 16:22-23)

This is one of those verses where part of it gets taken out of context and thrown around as a way of manipulating others and God.  I am guilty of it in this case. “If you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”  I used that against God in a mighty way when my dorm mom, Miz, died during my senior year of high school. Continue reading God is not a genie