Since I’ve been thinking about asking, I thought I’d share about one of the key times when I discovered God sees me and that it is more than ok to ask of him.
When we were first married my husband and I would often get to the end of the week with just enough money after paying our rent and living expenses to afford 2 minute noodles to eat for the last few days of the week before we were paid again. We could buy four packets for about 50 cents, equaling two nights meals. We were still learning about trusting God, speaking the promises of His word and that He will provide and care for all our needs.
One evening after several months of eating 2 minute noodles my husband Philip said, “God I’m kinda sick of 2 minute noodles, what I’d really like is a nice roast dinner!”
A few minutes later there was a knock at the door, and we found the pastor’s wife of our church standing on our doorstep with two plates in each hand. “These are for you”. It was two roast dinners, still hot and ready to eat. We thanked her and ate them, grateful that it was not noodles again. On finishing Philip laughingly commented “Mmmm that was great, and what would top it off would be a nice big bowl of desert.” Sure enough a few minutes later there was another knock at the door and the pastor’s wife was again standing on our doorstep with two bowls full of apple crumble and custard (one of Philip’s favorite deserts) which she happily handed to us, plus a roast dinner for each of us for the next night’s dinner.
We later had it explained to us that there had been a board dinner at the church that night and there had been some people who could not attend. As we rented the house next door, they had thought of us and brought the extra dinners over for us to enjoy.
I learnt some things that night that changed my thinking and view of God. I discovered:
1. That He is a roast dinner kind of God, a God of more than enough. (Ephesians 3:20)
2. That He cares about us, and that it is okay to ASK Him. (John 16:23-24, Psalm 37:3-4)
3. Be available to be used; you never know the difference you can make in a person’s life by just acting upon the “God promptings” you get to give, or make that call to encourage someone or simply be the deliverer of some roast dinners!
Today be honest about what you really want; what are the desires of your heart, what are you dreaming about? What do you want to see happen? Because as I say, God is a “roast dinner” kind of God who loves to exceed our expectations and wildest dreams. He is the God of more than enough!
“Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door”.
“Do you know of any parent who would give his hungry child, who asked for food, a plate of rocks instead? Or when asked for a piece of fish, what parent would offer his child a snake instead? If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?” (Matt 7:7-12 TPT)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want“. (Psalm 23:1 NKJV)
Prayer: Lord thank you that you are the God of more than enough and desire to not just provide for my needs but also my wants as well. I ask for………..today and thank you for answering. In Jesus name Amen