Access

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14)

Several years ago a 16 year-old boy from Norway decided to try to make a phone call to the President of the United States of America Access. The teenagers name is Vifill Atlason. He wanted to call President George W. Bush, to chat with him, to invite him to Iceland, and just to see what the president would say.

Atlason pretended to be the president of Iceland. He was reprised when his initial call went to a security office to be screened by various officials. They asked him a series of personal questions in an attempt to verify his identification as the president of Iceland, including the Icelandic presidents date of birth, hometown, and even the names of his parents.

"It was like passing through checkpoints," Atlason said. The checkpoints proved one too manythe teen never made it through to the president. He was later taken from his home for questioning by local police. No charges were filed.

But he didnt have access. Why? He had no standing.

Our access to God begins with a relationship with Jesus. Praying in His name means praying based on that relationship. Today, turn to Him alone and believe in the truth of His Word, and come to Him on His terms.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!