“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.” -Jesus
(John 16:24 NCV)

Christmas time is the season to be jolly. One of the things that brings us joy is receiving gifts. What makes us smile even more is receiving gifts that we asked for. The Lord loves to bless His children with joy and good gifts. Receiving blessings from the Lord that we asked for in prayer brings us even more joy because the answers to our prayers confirm in our hearts that we serve a personal God who actually loves to hear and answer our requests.