Ask and You Will Receive

Isaac pleaded with the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The LORD answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins.

(Genesis 25:21 NLT)

Isaac prayed twenty years for his barren wife Rebekah, and the Lord answered his prayer by giving Rebekah twin sons. It amazes me how many people miss out on God’s best simply because they don’t ask. The Bible even says, “you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it” (James 4:2). We think that God knows what we need, so we don’t trouble ourselves to ask Him for everything. However, He wants to hear from us. In fact, Jesus encouraged us to “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). When I don’t get something, God gently reminds me of the fact that I’ve simply forgotten to ask. Therefore, I’ve learned to ask even for the little things in life and watched God answer every time.

Don’t just expect God to know what you need. Ask Him for it.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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