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4 March -Ask!

God is not only able to answer our prayers, He wants to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can even ask, think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) He want to answer us, not according to our ability, or power but according to His power and riches.

God says, “No eye has seen, nor ear has heard, no mind has conceived what He has prepared for those who love Him”. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

He is the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy (2 Timothy 6:17). God hears our prayers. Repeatedly Jesus encourages us to: Ask, ask in my name, ask and you shall receive, whatsoever you ask, ask what you will, you have not because you ask not.

God gives good things to those who ask Him. He knows what you need even before you ask Him. He repeatedly says Ask, Ask, Ask.

Ask me for big thing, great things; for needs met, for your health, for your family, for your friends.

God doesn’t just want to give us a little answer, He wants to exceed your wildest imagination, but He want us to ask. Then when you receive the answer give Him the glory, and say “Look what the Lord has done, He is real and powerful and heard and answered my prayer”

In Jesus we have the greatest answer to prayer of all. In Him is exceedingly abundantly more than we can think or ask.

There was a man who was paralyzed who was brought to Jesus on a bed. This paralyzed man came to Jesus for healing, but Jesus answered in abundance. “Take heart son your sins are forgiven. Get up, take your mat and go home”. (Matthew 9:2,6)

This paralyzed man asked for healing, Jesus gave Him more. He added the greatest gift he could give. He got his healing but even better he received forgiveness, eternal life, and good cheer, to replace his years of sadness.

The thief who hung next to Jesus on the cross asked one thing, “remember me when you come into your Kingdom!” A simple request to think about me. Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise”.

God wants us to pray, to ask, to talk with him, to communicate and to believe. To believe is to trust and put our confidence in Him.

Sadly we don’t ask because we don’t really believe that He will answer. We might hope, and wish but that is only the beginnings of believing. The only way  to believe is to get to know who God is and how faithful He is to what He says. What He says He will do. Our part is to build our believing and relationship with God to the point where we have absolute confidence in Him.

Mark 11:24 says.” Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that you have received it, and it will be yours”. 

Our believing comes from spending time with God and discovering what He has said. He recorded his thoughts and words for us in the bible. That’s why He encourages us to read it, to know it, and in the process to know Him. In the bible you’ll find His words, about His character, His heart and His promises which He has pledged to do. He actually says, ” I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.(Jeremiah 1:12).

But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted.” (John 15:7)

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 11:6)

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him”. (Hebrews 11:6)

Bring your requests to God. Find out what He says regarding what you desire, then pray and ask, believing and knowing that He delights in answering above and beyond, in His own way and in perfect time.

Prayer: Lord I ask…..(make your request, based on what His word says). Thank you that you hear my request and prayer. In Jesus Name Amen.

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