ASK “WORTH CONSIDERING” 4/2/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”(Matthew 7:7, NIV)
Is there an area of your life that you need God’s help in? A lot of times, it’s easy to think that we’re not supposed to ask for too much, but the Scripture encourages us to go to God with all our needs. He longs to give you the desires of your heart and pour out His favor and blessing on you. In fact, the apostle James said, “You have not because you do not ask” (James 4:2). When you step out and ask for God’s favor, His blessings and His increase, you are activating your faith. And when you pray, ask Him to search your heart and mind. See if there is any unforgiveness that is blocking your prayers and affecting your relationship with Him. The other person may have been wrong, they may have hurt you deeply, but there is nothing on this earth that is worth losing your peace with Almighty God. Today, when you pray, choose forgiveness and don’t let anything stand in the way of the good things God has in store for your future!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, I humbly come to You and surrender all that I am. I ask that You pour out Your favor and blessing on me. Show me Your goodness and love and position me to be a greater blessing to others in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
This is a great message today to reconsider. As kids we all knew that being bad dried up the spring and being good helped it to flow. So one of the primary factors in receiving from our Heavenly Father is us being on “Holy Ground” Even in coming into being a member of the family we had to repent from what we knew to be wrong. And then later on we found a bunch more that we did not know that was wrong. That is when the Romans 7 & 8 battle started in our sanctification to become like Jesus. James 4:2 is quoted above and should continue with verse 3 in context. And it fact the whole chapter of James 4 is on target so here it is: James 4 from the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:
“What leads to strife (discord and feuds) how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< (Past files of “WORTH CONSIDERING” may be found: www.Trinity-Aloha.org look for the link: Worth Considering. )