“You do not have because you do not ask.” -James 4:2
I had a dilemma on Friday.
I spent much of the day trying to get what I needed, putting out my best efforts. Friday evening arrived and fear began to seize me. I continued to wrestle with my conundrum. Friday rolled into the weekend…Saturday…Sunday…still striving. Waking up Monday morning my dilemma still lingered. I prayed during my morning Bible time and asked God for what I needed.
By 5:30 that evening I had everything I needed and more. More than what I asked for.
Why did I wait three days before asking God? Why?
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.” -Matthew 7:8
Why do we wait to ask for what we need?
We have a resource immeasurably better than any human striving can accomplish, and yet we tend to hold off on asking God for our desires. The worst answer we can get is no. But at least our attitude can then be lined up with what God has in store, which is probably better than what we think we want. Hasn’t that happened for you? You think you want one thing, and then God gives you way more than you even imagined.
What do you need—want—to ask God for today? Ask Him. We can ask Him for anything.
He’s listening. He’s always ready.
Go to God with your requests and experience His majesty, splendor, and magnificence.
“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:19
Do you need to start relying on God for what you need today?
He is waiting.