Dare to ask for more?
April 23, 2012 2 Comments
Have you ever found yourself in a situation and you realized things like this just don’t happen to people like you? There are times in life where circumstances place us into a situation we find almost fantastical. I know we have all had those moments when we feel as if we are in the midst of some wonderful dream sequence and hope we don’t wake up before the scene ends.
I have been pondering this very aspect of life over the past few weeks and have come to the conclusion that we don’t grasp the awesomeness that is God. How many times have you found yourself praying that God would bless you, your family, or some situation that you were facing? How many have shouted in Church and whooped it up during the oratory offerings of an enthusiastic speaker? We claim we believe that God can hear our prayers, answer our needs, and deliver us out of some trial or circumstance that is too big for us to handle. We go through our routines giving lip service to the Greatness of God, but then act surprised when He does what we said He could.
I am convinced too many Christians do not realize the blessings that God has for those how serve him. I know that there have been many times where I have prayed for God to work something out for my benefit, only to be shocked when it worked out. Why is it that we say we believe God can, but serve him as if he can’t?
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:”
He has promised to bless those that love him and serve him out of sincerity. It is time for true Christians to stop acting like the God we serve cannot do what the Bible says He can.
1 John 4:4 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
So, if our God is as great as we claim, then we should have the confidence to not only ask, but then to believe that he will supply the need.
1 John 5:14-15 “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.”
Ask it, Believe it, Receive it.