Ask God for What You Want

Okay - so I’ve been hit over the head with the same message within a few days of each other. I heard it while listening to a pastor on TV one morning, and read it in a devotional I keep at work.

Quite simply, we’re to ask God for what we want, believing we’ll receive it.

Why don’t we ask God for more? Are we afraid the answer will be no? Are we afraid He’ll think our requests too trivial? Or that we’ll appear selfish?

You want something, but don’t get it…You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives… James 4:2-3 (NIV)

We can’t expect God to answer requests we haven’t made…or made in faith, believing they’ll be answered.

We’re not only to ask, we’re to include details. When desiring a husband or wife, wouldn’t it be better to ask for a person with specific qualities as opposed to just asking for spouse? If you’re willing to take any man or any woman, you might not like what’s included in the package!

That doesn’t mean He’ll automatically give us everything we ask for. He only wants what’s best for us. And, if we ask for something purely out of selfish reasons, we may not get the answer we’re looking for.

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of you heart. Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

God wants to be good to us.
Tell Him what’s in your heart.


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