We’re able to stretch our hands out and receive what we asked for because we’re doing what he said, doing what pleases him. Again, this is God’s command: to believe in his personally named Son, Jesus Christ. He told us to love each other, in line with the original command. (1 John 3:22-23 MSG) First job every day: keep the love slate clean. No malice, no envy, no self-pity. then faith can flow unhindered.