Today’s devotion is copied from Gateway Church and Pastor Robert Morris. I pray that you and I will take this truth to heart. Read on…
God wants us to ask.
That’s right. It’s ok to ask God.
In this blog post I want to share a few thoughts which will hopefully dispel any myths you might have about “asking.”
First, it’s important that you understand that the Lord’s Prayer is filled with “asks.” Don’t feel that you’re being selfish when you ask because this is the way God taught us to pray. Here are just a few statements directly from Jesus that affirm this truth:
John 14:13-14 KJV
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
John 15:7 KJV
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 16:23-24 NIV
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Matthew 6:8 KJV
For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
Notice that this last verse doesn’t say, “Your Father knows what you need, so don’t ask.” It says He knows it, “before you ask.” That means we still need to ask.
Bring your needs to God. You have a heavenly Father who loves you.