Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Today Reminder - 21 August 2012 (Ask)

My prayer for you for today is that you will know God hears everything you ask, and that you will ask only that which pleases Him, in Jesus name.

1 John 5:13-15
I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.

Ask - And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.

 I have always thought that talking to God is almost like making a telephone call. In the old days you had to find a phone booth and few coins gave you a few minutes. When you are a young Christian, I think you think that talking to God can only happen in special places and you have to give something. Talking to God in a special or specific place is great, but today telephones have changed dramatically. Cell phones revolutionized the telephone industry and one can make a call almost anywhere. Jesus came and revolutionized talking to God, when He defeated death on the cross. You can talk to God anywhere and anytime, and the scary part is… He listens all the time. 

John, who was a disciple of Jesus, writes here in John 5 that he is confident God hears us and he will give us what we ask for. I believe that this comes from his personal experience with Jesus when He was with them. John writes from that context knowing that Jesus gave whenever people asked something from Him. John then adds to the sentence that we must ask what pleases God and I believe that this is the important part in the sentence. God will give us everything we ask as long as we ask what pleases Him, as long as He will be glorified in the process, as long as it is God’s will. We are quick to ask, but when we receive we have forgotten who we asked. Don’t you expect a thank you when giving something to someone else and don’t you say thank you when given something. In the same way we must be thankful towards God for giving when we ask. 

My dear friend, "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7)

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus

Cheers