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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ask Him



 

Are there times you question God’s willingness to take care of you and meet your needs?  Do you feel unworthy of His blessings? Your Father doesn’t regard you as unworthy. He doesn’t withhold His blessings from you. He loved you enough to die for you. Through Jesus, you have received all of God’s blessings (Hebrews 6:13-18). It pleases God to bless you (Luke 12:32). In blessing you, God glorifies Himself (John 14:13), and it is His goodness that draws you to Him (Romans 2:4). 

 

When we doubt God, we are complacent and “contented” with living beneath the abundant life Jesus came to give us (John 10:10). Instead of believing God meets our needs, we become resigned to our insufficiency. We settle for less than God has for us. We might not say it out loud because we don’t want others to think we don’t trust God, but we think of our Father as limited. Just like we are.

 

The Word says, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). All is all. His riches in glory are greater than anything we can imagine. He is our infinite and limitless Father. 

 

Take the time to meditate on the following verses. Not just read them, but listen to them. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into His truth. For the Word to become alive in you, you can’t just be in the Word. The Word has to be in you. 

 

What is your need? Ask yourself if God means what He says. Better than asking yourself, ask Him.

 

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Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened (Matthew 7:7-8).

 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him (Matthew 7:11).

 

Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven (Matthew 18:19).

 

And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive (Matthew 21:22).

 

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24).

 

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (John 14:13).

 

If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (John 14:14).

 

Whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you (John 15:6-7).

 

And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full (John 16:23-24).

 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:5).

 

Yet you do not have because you do not ask (James 4:2).

 

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him (1 John 5:14-15).

 

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)

 

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When you meditate on the Father’s Words, you cannot help but hear His love for you. You are His child. He deeply cares about your needs and the concerns of your heart. He wants to bless your life. If you abide in Him, His Word will abide in you. His Word will be alive in you. Ask according to the Word you believe in your heart, and it will be done for you (Matthew 9:29, John 15:6-7).

 

Never doubt your Father’s love for you. Jesus is always praying for you. Keep sowing His Word in your heart. Nourish it with meditation and prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal its truth to you. Believe His revelation. Receive out of the riches of His glory.

 

 

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