Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 31, 2019

Ask & You Will Receive

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

Your child wants dessert. She comes to you and asks, “Mom, can I have a cookie?” and your answer is “no, honey, we don’t eat between meals.” She walks away for what seems like a half-second and returns with the question, “Mama, can I have a popsicle?” You say, “sweetheart, if you eat sweets now, you won’t eat dinner, and that is not good, so you’d better wait until after we eat.”

Again, here she comes, “Mommy, can I have a piece of candy? That is small, and it won’t spoil my dinner!” “Fine,” you reply, “but that means ONE piece of candy and if you don’t eat your supper, you will sit at the dinner table for the remainder of the night.” The child skips away happy and cheering, while you shake your head thinking, “man, she is a persevering little one and will not give in until she gets what she wants!”

My dear friend, are you that persistent when you ask anything of your Father in heaven? Do you pray over your requests until you receive your blessing or do you easily give up at the first sign of the possibility you may not be granted your request?

I have a New Year’s tradition I am going to share with you. On December 31st each year, while fireworks, horns, whistles and cheer go up in the atmosphere, I am usually down on my knees talking to my heavenly Father, placing before Him my prayer requests for the new year. I make a short list, which I present before Him in prayer. After that, the list will be inside my Bible for the year, and I will pray my requests before Him over and over, throughout the year.

Sometime, by December 31st the next year, I will shift some of my old requests into the new year, and say a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for the requests He has granted me. Last year I was overjoyed, as all but one of my requests came into fruition. The Lord pleases Himself in blessing His children, especially when they persist in Him, and He does so in abundance (Ephesians 3:20).

“Dear Lord, thank You for giving us so much more than we ask or deserve.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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