This post is inspired by my disciple who celebrated her birthday yesterday, March 26, 2013. Many thanks to you! I am blessed in your life and your compassion to serve God.
I never wanted to forget my friend's birthday. Any of my close friend's birthday!
Yesterday, I intended not to greet a friend because I have a plan to surprise her. I called her and asked if we could meet at night because I need to get my camera. She said yes. And when we've met, I asked her if she get mad that I didn't greet her earlier and I pretended that I forgot her day. And then, I asked her what are the things she's asking from God? As a birthday gift? A gift for passing the semester? and for a particular gift. She just said nothing. She said, she's not asking God about anything.
Do you have the same scenario? Don't you ask God about your grades in school? Don't you ask God about your current relationship? Don't you ask God about the clothes you're gonna wear at the party? Don't you ask God about your promotion? How about your pimple? Your Disciples? The weather for today? The upcoming election? Have you asked God about your illness? Your struggle? Or, you're only talking to God when you're about to complain your pain?
The common mistake that we do is not to ask God about what we need. Maybe, just maybe, you're thinking "Oh God is too busy handling those people who has a bigger problem than mine", "God is not interested in my small problem, this is too small I can manage!", "God wont listen to my problem anymore, I always disobey Him" But what God wants you to understand is written in Matthew 7:7 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. (NLT)
- When you didn't ask God about anything, It means you're not trusting Him. You didn't trust that He can provide for you.
- And when you ask Him about anything, you're bringing more faith in Him, that no matter will happen, He will answer your prayer.
- And when you ask Him about anything, you're drawing close to Him. Because you're investing more time to talk to God.
Imagine a room full of gifts. Gifts that God has planned to give you. And every gifts has a card with the proper time He will give you the gift. Ask God about it. He prepared it just for you. Improve your prayer time.
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for