Faith – Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Faith-Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Faith-Ask and Ye Shall Receive –updated 01-19-2024

When we become as little children with sincere prayer, He will hear our voice. The Bible tells us to have faith, and ask and ye shall receive.

There are times when we feel alone, or have doubts, fear, or worry about what is going on within our life. It can be our spiritual needs, something that is needed within our physical life, health, or our tangible needs. Human nature is that sometimes we feel desperate or concerned about things we have no control over.

However, Christ has said; ye have not, because ye ask not, and this is the beautiful scripture that is a necessary read when needing something from Jesus our Lord. *see below

What We Must Remember Before We Ask

When we get to this state of agony, despair or hurt within our life; we must remember that in times of joyous living, we need to be more grateful.  It is easy when all things are going well to forget to pray, love, share the Lord’s goodness, and read His Word. When we are thankful for all of Jesus’ blessings we will be following His principles of living a Christian life.

The spiritual aspect of our life is important and will keep us from feeling guilty when we get to a desperate state of mind whatever the need may be.

It is also human nature to let this slip from our minds when we are busy with life. However, if we are not living every day the same as when we need Him most…what is going to be the Lord’s thoughts toward us?

The Words of God

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7: 7-11

How wonderful is that? There are times when we feel guilty because it seems we need so much from Jesus, and we have faltered within our relationship with Christ. Should we feel guilty if we have failed Him somewhere?  The Lord and Savior wants you to come to Him and see His face.  He wants you to express your needs and seek the repentance you need and He will answer your prayers when you are doing the best that you can do.

It states Plainly That We Should “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

We do not want to forget the word, seek within this scripture.

This may mean that an unrighteous person may need Christ within their life. If that is the need, this is why Christ died on the cross of Calvary. Within this scripture, it states to “seek.” It may take some time with our prayers and seeking for Christ’s mercy.

Does this mean that He is going to answer every prayer the way you want Him to? No, very often, our will is not always His will, and then again, He is merciful and does not want any person to perish. This is where we ‘seek’ His will.

When praying this prayer you should be confident He is and is always looking out for our best interest. No, He may not give you everything that you want or think you need.  When you seek His face earnestly, He will supply your spiritual needs if you are seeking to draw closer to Him. “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” James 4:8, (KJV)

Whatever we need- spiritual or material, He knows our needs before we ask.  Even the person who has lost their faith in Jesus. However, the first request from Jesus should be; “Lord, forgive my lack of faith, my walking afar off or straying from your will for my life.

His love is willingly and sufficiently able to give us our needs when we seek Him and ask forgiveness for our lack of faith and possibly disobedience.

You may then ask why would He answer my prayers when I have failed Him, repeatedly. This is easily explained, as the scripture tells us in simple form:  He loves you and came for the sinner, not the righteous.

Matthew 9:13 – In short form, “for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

The Father sent His Son- 

Jesus Christ to earth for those who need Him, and He knoweth that we are dust. He is a just God and does not seek for us to be wanting when we have His word and His forgiveness.

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

For He knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are dust.

As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him and his righteousness unto children’s children;” Psalms 103:8-17 (KJV)

The Father knows when our hearts are sincere and wants us to come to Him for all of our requests and needs. Seek, and ye shall find His graciousness and most of all His love.

God Bless Us All

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