You Have Not Because You Ask Not

Good Morning My Loves and Happy Sunday,

If you are reading this right now I want you to know, you have not because you ask not. James 4:2 says, “You do not have because you do not ask God.” There are things God wants to give us that we do not receive because we don’t ask. Now I will say this, you can’t expect a million dollar answer to a five cent prayer. It’s important that we have an intimate relationship with God. Spend time with God. If we only pray when we are in trouble, we are in trouble.

When we pray, we are to have faith that God will honor our prayers. James 1:6 says, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” ┬áIf you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place. Ask, believe and receive. In your time praying, take the time to thank God for the many blessings He has already given you. Nothing speaks arrogance more than not offering a simple thank you when you’ve been blessed. Be thankful, be grateful and be humble.

Let me be very clear, everything that you pray for may not be God’s will for your life. It’s not that God doesn’t want you to have it, it may be that you don’t need it, it’s not time or He has something better in store for you. We can’t begin to understand what God has in store for us. You may be praying for a hill and God has a mountain with your name on it. Trust His process and timing. He may not come when we want Him to, but He is always on time. Just know if God answers your prayer….He is increasing your faith in Him. If He delays…. well He is increasing your patience. If He doesn’t answer……trust me He has something better for you. I speak from experience. I would rather have what God has for me than anything else in this world. When I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

Remember my Loves, God only wants the best for us. If you pray for something and you don’t receive it, it’s not because He doesn’t want you to have it, it’s because He has something better in store for you. How can you not trust someone who wants better for you than you want for yourself? I hope today your faith increases and your relationship with God grows more intimate. Spend time with God, not only when you are asking for something but just to say….Lord, I sure do thank you. Be blessed today and a blessing to others. I know you will because….Great Is In You!

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