“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
John 14:13-14 KJV
Wait! What? It seems too good to be true!
Let’s allow scripture to speak for itself today :)
“Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will [instead] give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will [instead] give him a snake?
If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.”
(Matthew 7:7-11) AMP
*Why then am I not receiving what I am asking for?
“You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask with wrong motives [out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda], so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires.”
James 4:3 AMP
*How do I avoid doing this? In other words how do I make sure my motives are pure?
“So then, in everything treat others the same way you want them to treat you, for this is [the essence of] the Law and the [writings of the] Prophets.”
Matthew 7:12 AMP
Hello Everyone! If you have stuck with me today you can see that I have allowed scripture to speak for itself, and this is how it should be! :)
Be encouraged today! God’s Word is His will and it’s packed with so many awesome treasures just waiting to be found, but it’s gonna take some tenacity, courage, and digging on our part to glean from it especially when faced with opposition from the enemy.
Listen, the enemy wants only to steal, kill, and destroy and he wants to have his followers do the same. However, Jesus wants to give life and it more abundantly and wants His followers to do the same!
Don’t be mistaken, God and the devil are not equals, not even close! Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven.” (Luke 10:18) He is a defeated, detoothed, de-clawed foe!
However, if he get get your mind off the Word of God and over into the land of doubt and disbelief, he can get you to believe just about anything.
Therefore, it is imperative, especially in these crazy times we are living that we immerse ourselves in the Bible!
Then we can have the confidence to know that we are walking in Love and will in fact receive whatever we ask for in prayer!
It really is that simple and if you are struggling with the simplicity of it or if you are struggling with believing it, you just need to spend some more time with Jesus!
Come on saints! Let’s show the world how good God is by developing an intimate walk with Him! When they see us asking for stuff and then so freely giving it away - thats when they are going to be the most receptive to gospel!
Keep on asking, believe you recieve it, and walk in love!
Joshua Scott Zeitz