How often does it happen that we want something from God and we do not ask Him. What is preventing us from telling the Lord the desires of our heart? If we believe that He is good and if we believe that if we ask, we shall receive, why do we not ask?
One of the reasons I believe is doubt in God’s ability to answer our request. We try to put the Almighty into a little box and assume that He could only do miracles in certain aspects of our lives. By limiting the Lord, we make Him look small in our lives and compell us to try meeting the need for ourselves; which only leads to disaster.
Another reason we do not ask is pride and impatience. The idea of waiting for the Lord to give us what we want can be frustrating, especially for those who like to be in control all the time. So instead of waiting, we take the initiative ourselves without God involved. At first, it seems that things will happen as we hope, but in the long run, the end result will take an unexpected turn.
Do you believe that the Lord will provide for you? Then it is time for you to get on your knees and pray for His provision. When you make your petitions, don’t just ask for the things that are common occurrences, but ask for those things that seem least likely to happen. You might be surprised with what the Almighty will do with such an assertive request.
Assertiveness has never been one of my innate qualities. I don’t remember ever getting a spanking in my life, not necessarily because my parents were liberal-minded types against any form of corporate discipline; it may be more like you could look at me and make me cringe in fear. (I’ve improved with age, but not too much.)
So when I read the story of Caleb’s daughter, Acsah, I’m a bit intrigued. Caleb was on Joshua’s side when Moses originally sent in the crew to check out the Promised Land. Ten of the fellas came back with their tails tucked between their legs, intimidated by the people’s size and strength. Caleb and Joshua, on the other hand, were ready to go in with both barrels blazing.
Now, several decades down
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