“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him”. – James 1:5
First things with God begin in the heart. He continually seeks after us, a heart for Him. Beyond our supplication and petition, we enjoy the privilege of seeking Him, for the purpose of relationship. Christ sets out a framework for seeking Him with all our hearts: love Him, walk in His light, and seeking His will above our own.
Asking is God’s way; it is an unchanging key to the principles and promises of God – simply to ask Him. In James 4:2, scripture reminds us that we have not. Why? Because we ask not. Sooo, we are back to asking. Asking only for ourselves, our way and will? Not solely, we ask in the same way the Lord sought for himself – to live the way, the truth and the life of God. You ask – He provides, 1 John 1:5.
Our primary purpose in life is seeking God’s will; asking for the advancement of God purpose while radically living toward this end. Knock at His heart, the promises of God will unfold in your life.
The New Testament is replete with examples of Christ’s commandments and direction for life. He tells us, it is His will for Christians to pray for governmental leaders (1 Ti 2:2-4). Knocking on heaven’s door on behalf of our country and colleagues is a ministry to which every Christian is called, not only a few.
Have you moved beyond the Roman Road of belief? Do you trust in the goodness of God, persisting in asking for good things that glorify Him first?
“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.: Jeremiah 29:12-13