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Asking God- Part 1 - It's so easy!

What have you asked God for today? Nothing? Why not?


God wants to bless us (Jeremiah 29:11)

God is a good God and He loves mankind so much that He wants to share what He has created with His children. He wants us to share in His glory. Our heavenly Father has created all things, which includes not only the answers to what we may need, but also blessings in every area of our life, those being physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual areas.

Also, God has written His plans and purposes for our lives in our book and has planned everything out for our success. He is waiting for us to ask for His involvement and empowerment in fulfilling His purpose for us.


The surety of an answer

God has no needs. Anything He wants He can create. So He is looking for someone to give Him their needs so He can provide the answers.

When our Lord Jesus told us to ask, that we would receive (Matthew 7:7), He was letting us know that God had already prepared the answer to our needs, according to His will.

In I John 5:14&15 we find, “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.”

Think of it this way. A restaurant has all the ingredients to produce what is on its menu. All the restaurant needs is for some customer to place an order, or ask for, an item which is on the menu and it will be prepared for them.

How much easier can it get than that? If what you ask for is on God’s created list, then you will get it because He has already made provision for it. You ask – God responds: it’s that automatic.


As Creator, our Heavenly Father has unlimited resources

Just as an earthly father has the ability to provide things for his own family to meet their needs from his provision, so it is with our Heavenly Father, except in a greater way. An earthly father has limits as to what he can provide, based on the resources that this Earth provides, be it material, intellectual, emotional, or even spiritual.

God is the Creator, so there is no limit to what He can create and provide for His children. Our Heavenly Father is a generous God (Matthew 7:11).

God has so much that He wants to give us, that as the apostle Paul write to the Ephesian church, in Ephesians 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,…”

Paul also wrote to the Corinthian church, I Corinthians 2:9&10, “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”(John 16:13).


So why do we have to ask? Can’t God just give it to us?

Asking God is a legal transaction. God has given the dominion of Earth to man (Psalm 115:16). As a result, He cannot legally intervene without man’s permission.

God wants you to give Him your needs so that He can give out of His abundance. In order to legally do that, there has to be an exchange of your need with His abundance. Like when we trade dollars for merchandise, we have to present our need to God the Father so that He can match it up with His provision.


Faith is our exchange currency

Asking, in faith, is the way we allow God the opportunity to give to us.

God is not looking for literal money for you to be able to purchase from Him the answer to your needs. It is not the currency which God accepts in order to answer our prayers. Nor is there any work you can do to obtain His provision. God does not require you to climb any mountain, cross any desert, or swim any ocean to get Him to release the answer to your needs.

It is our faith which activates the transfer from the Heavenly realm into our natural realm. Hebrews 11:6 states, “But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

In Mark 11:24 we find, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

When we put our belief, with expectation, into action, by asking, it becomes the key to receiving the answer to our requests.


So when are you going to ask?

James 4:2d states, “ Yet you do not have because you do not ask.”

Asking is so simple and receiving so sure that the devil will constantly do warfare in your mind to keep you from asking God for anything, especially when it comes to doing God’s will and bringing Heaven to Earth, which destroys his kingdom.

Does the devil fill your mind with thoughts which cause you to think that you are mature enough to work things out yourself? Remember what Jesus said, in Mark 10:15, “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

When my children were young they had no problem coming to me asking for something that they could not provide or do on their own. It was natural for them to come to Dad and ask for money, or for me to pray for them, or for something else that they needed that they could not provide. And I was able to provide for their needs, and even more if they had asked for more.


Our Heavenly Father has no limits on what He will answer

Our limited minds cannot imagine all that God has made available to bless us.

Because the Church in general seems to be self-focused, most Christians today have tunnel vision concerning what they ask of God. Yes, God is concerned about meeting our basic needs and has made provision for that, as Jesus instructed us to not worry about the areas of basic needs (Matthew 7:25-34)

But asking God to just meet our physical needs means God becomes limited concerning how He can interact with His children. God has also provided many ways, especially through the Holy Spirit’s gifts, offices, and fruit, to enable you to accomplish your purpose here on Earth.

Because God created us, there is no area or event of our lives in which He cannot provide help. When we ask the Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we can obtain all the provisions that we will ever need for any situation, event, or desire we may have. Since God has created all things, why not involve him in every aspect of your life?

Maybe you need help with a job assignment, like Abraham’s servant did in finding a bride for Isaac. In Genesis chapter 24, we find the story. Abraham sent this servant to find a bride for Isaac among Abraham’s family. That was the extent of his instructions. So Abraham’s servant had a daunting task ahead of him, but he was smart enough to pray to the Lord for success in this venture. He asked God for guidance and he got his answer. God had prepared the answer for a bride in a young girl named Rebekah. Had the servant not asked for God’s intervention Isaac would have ended up with a different bride than the one God had planned for Isaac.

Want a more recent example? How about the writing of our constitution? At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, there was such diversity of opinions among the delegates that they could not even form common ground on which to write our Constitution. All seemed lost.

That is, until they prayed, asking for God’s guidance and wisdom. And God answered as the Holy Spirit gave them the words needed to write one of the most important documents in world history. God had it available in Heaven according to the written book of this nation. Had these men not asked God for direction in writing it, our constitution would still be in Heaven waiting to be released.


So what do you ask for?

Do not limit God! He has all the answers to make you successful in His purpose for you here on Earth, as well as giving you blessings from His storehouse in Heaven. Remember, God has written in your book success and blessing for you. God has planned everyone’s future and has lined up people, things, and events to allow you to accomplish His purpose in you. All you have to do to release the wonderful things God has planned for you is to ask for them in faith.

People who have been to Heaven testify of seeing great storehouses full of things God has created for His children to meet their needs, such things as vehicles and houses and lands, job opportunities and promotions, unclaimed finances, and even body parts for people who are missing them. They are there, waiting to be asked for.

In Heaven, there will be rewards unclaimed and thrones not be filled because the people for whom God made them did not ask Him for assistance obtaining them.

There are worship songs waiting in Heaven for some writer to ask for. There are inventions, knowledge, and discoveries waiting in Heaven to be released for mankind’s benefit. There are books already written in Heaven, and God is just waiting for someone to ask for them. There are so many things that God has made to give us the abundant life that Jesus promised (John 10:10b), yet because no one asks, they are reserved still in Heaven.

God wants to bring His Kingdom to Earth so the Earth and Heaven are in harmony with Him, and asking in the name of Jesus Christ is our method, as Jesus explained in John 16:23b&24b, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you….Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”


So ASK!

Give God an opportunity to show you the awesome things He has created to give you from His abundance. Allow God to fulfill all the promises we have in Jesus Christ, from salvation and beyond. God loves you so much that He wants you to ask Him so that He can express His love for you by giving you the answers to all of your asking, both for your benefit and His purpose.

So ASK if you want Jehovah God, the most awesome being in the universe, to be involved in your life for blessing.

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