“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10)
The other day I was watching the Disney Movie “Aladdin” and there was this scene from the movie that really struck a chord within me. Aladdin, the main character, had rubbed a mysterious lamp he found and in that lamp was a powerful genie. Aladdin had three wishes and while contemplating what they would be he asked the Genie what would he wish for. The Genie said that no one had ever asked him that before, it was always “poof” what do you need but oh to be free! I imagined God to be like the genie of the lamp and how it must sound to Him to hear, “Lord give me this!”, “Lord I want this!”, or “Lord do this!” when all the Lord wants to do is be free to have His way in our lives.
Free to bless us abundantly (John 10:10). Free to supply us with all of our needs (Philippians 4:19). Free to open up the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing upon us that cannot be contained (Malachi 3:10). Free to bless us with the desires of our heart. The bible says to “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) In other words free our Heavenly Father to have his perfect will and way in every area of our life. When Aladdin finally freed the Genie he gained a true friend for life.
Father God we release You to have your way in our life. We pray that Your Kingdom come and that Your will be done in our lives today and every day. God we desire Your will and an everlasting friendship with You. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Written by Afiya Duncanson