Do you know that God has given us over 3000 promises in His Word? Do you also know that God wants to make these promises a reality in your life? Why, then, don’t we have those things that God has promised? The answer is simple; we don’t ask. Matthew 7:7 says “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” It is our responsibility to ask and that is why many of us are missing out on our blessings because we have failed to ask. James 4:2 warns us “that we have not because we ask not.”
Asking God is the solution to all of our problems. Asking God acknowledges that we have a problem and we believe that God is the solution. You must ask. If we want something from God, we must ask. If we ask, we receive. If we do not ask, we do not receive. Knowing this, I wonder how many of us apply it consistently in our lives. Many of us have a wish list when we need to have a ‘ask list.’ We wish for that a situation to get better, or that we might be able to do this or that, but too often we fail to turn our wish into a prayer. Jesus wants us to receive the desires of our hearts but the only way to receive from the Father is to ask.
Don’t let your mind jump to the “what if’s” and try to figure out whether or not you will receive what you have asked for. Just take a moment to believe God and take Him at His word. He will amaze you at His goodness. Whatever you desire, ask God for it. You will never have what you never ask for.