We are on our third installment of prayer this week. Have you been enjoying? Be sure to leave a comment or question below – Let’s start a dialogue!
Matthew 7:11 NIV If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Here the key that makes this scripture so powerful, according to Pslams 51:5 I was born in sin and shapen in iniquity. From the womb I was destined to lead a life of sin and evil, but I inherently know to give good to my children. So how much more God, who is LOVE, which there is no fault in him, as it relates to giving good to those who ask of him.
I want to bring light to another point of this scripture which is the word “ask”. I heard someone say to ask for someone else for something you either have to be very humble or very crazy. At first I laughed, but then I started thinking of all the times that I went without because I was too proud to ask. It was only at a time of desperation (which will induce humility) that I broke down and asked for help. Though the act itself is very simple, to ask for something denotes a certain type of consciousness. Let me explain, before you ask, you have to ascertain who has what I need, will they be willing to give it to me, and can I trust them with the knowledge of knowing I’m in need. So to ask in itself is a form of reverence. When we ask God, or when we reverence God with the necessities of our life – he answers as a good parent would.
What void do you have in your life you need filled? Have you talked to God about it? If you ask God, being fully conscious of who you are asking and why you are asking, according to his Word He will give to you good gifts.
I challenged you today to take advantage of the promises of Matthew 7:11 and petition God on behalf of your life, others, your church, your nation, anything you can think of. God is ready to hear your prayer and give you good gifts as a result.