We fret and we stew wondering why God hasn’t moved in our lives. We go through the motion of greeting each new day in the same routine frame of mind with little expectation that today will be any different than the day before. At night we close our eyes with little thought to how it might have all been anything more that it was, each today becomes yesterday and tomorrow becomes today in the same rhythm of mundaneness. In the back of our mind sits the ever present notion that somehow tomorrow will be different, yet the cycle continues day-in and day-out with no evidence of change in our lives. We restrict our lives to a never ending existence of wandering in a desert wilderness of our own making. When just beyond the grasp of our limited prayer life is the promised land, a land of joy and fullness of life that God has promised to those who will ask of him.
“. . . ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2
“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full.” John 16:24
We are the only limiting factor in our lives. We have not because we ask not.
“For everyone that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Luke 11:10
The problem lies in our unbelief, our lack of faith in what God has promised stifles the life that we could have today.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
No only do we have the promise of what we ask for in prayer, but we have the promise of receiving abundantly more than we ask or think.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20
We fail to focus upon the power that worketh within us. Our lack of faith limits our ability to see the impossible become possible in our lives.
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:20-21
But, because we ask not we continue to lack that for which our soul longs . . . a life of promise, a life that makes a difference, a life that will matter 100 years from today !!!
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” John 15:16
Ask of Him today . . . seek Him with your whole heart . . . recognize the power of His might . . . and believe in the possible !!!
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-89