“Up to this time you have not asked a thing in My Name; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be full and complete."
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Are you asking boldly?
I believe there are people who are not receiving from God what He wants them to have because they won't ask Him boldly. They make weak, faithless requests. Sometimes demure, "Is it OK if I ask for two things?" This uncertainty is sad to hear because Jesus clearly told us to ask so that our joy would be complete.
I want whatever God wants to give me spiritually, emotionally, financially, physically, socially, and mentally. I pray boldly, not wondering if I deserve it. I know I have faults, I am human. But I also know that God loves me, and, my confidence is not in myself, it's in Him. My joy isn't' from having things that God gives to me, but from loving God intimately and knowing that He wants me to be totally dependent on Him for everything I need. I get up every day and do the best I can, and by faith I want to receive all that God wants me to have.
Many years ago while reading the Bible I was stumped to find if I ask God anything in the name of Jesus, his son, he will provide. That doesn't mean I get exactly what I want. Maybe I don't really want it because it may not be what it seems.I have to place my trust in the Lord. So I began, "Dear God, I ask you _______ in the name of Jesus." God always provided what I needed to get through. It never fails me. It offers me peace the moment it is uttered from my lips knowing it is in God's hands now not mine.
I don't know how God is going to help you or what it is exactly you need. I can tell you this, God knows, and he will take care of you. Pray-- offering it over to him and let go of the reigns.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "Pray boldly in Jesus' name."
Help me to meditate each day: "Lord, teach me to pray and not worry. Remind me that you take care of me always."
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me. Remind me that prayer motivates me.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.