Posts Tagged ‘ Ask ’

VerseD: Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:8, ESV

God is first and foremost concerned with His glory and the salvation of our souls. Therefore, may not grant every request we make. He gives salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and wisdom in abundance (and He does like to give us other things, as well.)

VerseD: Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Matthew 6:7‭-‬8, ESV

God is in control.

He knows our needs. He knows how to help us.

He also likes when we reach for Him, so ask for Him and His righteousness help in all circumstances.

VerseD: Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21, ESV

God promises us peace, strength, and power – more than we even think to ask for, by filling us with His Holy Spirit – to endure this world and share the truth of the Gospel.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24, ESV

As we seek God’s will and are conformed more to the image of Christ, we will want the things God wants. Everything we ask for will be what God wants.

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:7, ESV

Our Lord wants give us good things, and as we seek His will He answers yes and gives more and more. Especially of those things go that conform us to Jesus.

VerseD: Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16, ESV

We know we have a God who completely understands us, because He became and lived as one of us, without sin, and died on our behalf and rise again to glory.

So we know He listens when we call, and we can ask anything anytime without fear or shame.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
1 John 5:14, ESV

Some teach that God says we can ask for literally anything, even declare and decree we have it. Yet God’s Word is clear: anything according to God’s will.
Seek first His Kingdom …

VerseD: James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 1:5, ESV

God would rather we make wise decisions, the wisest being to follow (obey and emulate) His Son.
Seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.

VerseD: Luke 11:13

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 11:13, ESV

Most of us like giving gifts. What greater gift can we get than Jesus, the Son of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Turn to God today.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24, ESV

Whatever we ask for as we seek the Father’s will, God will give us without hesitation.