Posts Tagged ‘ Ask ’

VerseD: James 1:5

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

One of the things God enjoys granting to people is wisdom. True wisdom leads to God and His righteousness as revealed in Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14, NASB

God may give us things we ask for out of selfish desire, but as we draw closer to Him we will find our desires matching up ever more with His. Then God will always grant us our requests, because we want the same thing.

VerseD: Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3, ESV

Some claim we will all prophesy, based on such passages.

Rather, the Father wants to share salvation and sanctification with us. Call on Him, and the Son will be revealed to you through the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 145:18, ESV

“All who call on Him in truth.”

He wants to answer, but He responds to those calling out with an unselfish, honest desire for His will.

(But He also responds to turn our hearts toward Him!)

VerseD: Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord , and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalms 55:22, ESV

While we should not only turn to God in times of distress, do not forget how much he wants to help! His wisdom, peace, and strength will get you through.

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

We are given the boldness, desire, and wisdom to ask the Father for our needs thanks to the One who made it possible and is making us like Himself through His Holy Spirit:

Jesus, the One who died for our forgiveness and rose again to glory!

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

God wants to give good things to His people.

But He is not some cosmic vending machine. Rather, His people live according to His will.