Good afternoon! Happy Thursday to you all!
TFTD: Whatever you lack-ask God for it
James 1:5-6 (NIV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 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.
When I was a child, I didn’t have a problem asking my parents for stuff. Whether it was to go outside, go to a friends party or to have a special treat, asking for things came easy. I would venture out and suggest that most people did this as a child. I look at my three-year-old son and he has no problem asking for things. I believe in his mind the answer will always be “YES” to his request. (Giggling). So what happened to that persistent attitude to ask for things? Why is it when we get older we become more apprehensive to ask? Why does the possibility of a “NO” seem to paralyze us? Or maybe our pride won’t let us ask for help?
The bible tells us in James 1:5, “if anyone lacks wisdom, you should ask God.” God is not going to look at you crazy if you ask Him to give you wisdom to understand what you are doing, what He has assigned you to do or what you want to do and so forth. God generously gives us wisdom when we ask Him. So the great news is, we never have to worry about Him saying “NO” because when you ask, He will give it to you. The only thing you have to do is believe and not doubt. You can’t go to God doubting His ability. You have to trust and believe that God will provide everything you need.
Put your pride aside and ask God. Don’t allow the possibility of Him saying “NO” keep you bound. The answer will be “YES” if you believe. Go back to that child-like state in which you use to ask for any and everything. Go determined and persistent until you get an answer from God. Whatever you lack, I dare you to ask God for it!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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