Just Ask

Just Ask

My husband and two of my boys have a unique gifting. They ask—and people respond. I’ve seen them snag more discounts, free stuff, perks, and promotional items simply because they asked.

Still hesitant? Ever wonder what people in Scripture asked God for? Let’s take a look:

Advice: “ . . . so David inquired of the Lord, and he answered . . .” (2 Samuel 5:23)

Confirmation: “Then Gideon said to God, ‘Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.’ That night God did so.” (Judges 6:39-40)

Help: “Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help.” (Daniel 6:11)

Favor: “Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.” (2 Kings 13:4)

Understanding: “After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.” (Mark 7:17)

Wisdom: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)

And my personal favorite: We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” (Colossians 1:9-12)

So, why aren’t you asking God? What keeps you silent when your heart burns with questions?

God’s not too busy.

You’re request isn’t too small.

You’re not bothering Him.

Just as you want your children or grandchildren to ask you for things, freely and without inhibitions, go to your Father—and ask.

Workout of the Week: Just Ask

Memory Verse: Choose one from above.

Meditation Passage:  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:7-11)

Just Do It: Ask for something specific.