Day 5 The Question Matters: Just ASK
Just ask! Great answers to questions solve great problems. I've learned the greater the question you are able to ask, is indicative of the answer you are ready to receive. The problems you are able to solve directly correlate, in most cases, to the level of understanding you possess. Solomon said in all your getting, get understanding. In laymen's terms, how much you make is relative to the level or capacity you are able to understand and answer tough questions. So the beauty of life is not in the avoidance of problematic situations but the ability to solve the problems right in front of you. The Bible says “Ask, and you will receive…” (John 16:24). My Grandmother would say if you didn't ask for your food that, ""a closed mouth don't get fed." How many times do we actually fail to even ask God for the solution. Instead, we complain before God, and sometimes we are apologetic or indifferent to Him, but we actually "ask Him" for very few things. So our spirit hungers for more because we have failed to Just ask!
John 14:13-14"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son". In my name signifies God has ownership of the situation. An owners manual gives instruction for the product you purchased and it also comes with a warranty. The manual is designed to show you how the product is designed to work but the warranty is designed to protect the company's brand name. The product is at its maximum potential when the instructions are followed but the company is only good as its word in the product guarantee. What does that mean? I work best when Im following the instructions found in his manual "The Bible." If im doing my part, God has to protect his brand at all times! So he basically assures you guaranteed success you just have to ask in his name.
Don't worry about the situation, just ask. Bitterness is not found as a good use for the product he has entrusted you with. The bible says "A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding." Proverbs 14:6 Bitterness will ruin your prayer life. Bitterness cancels faith and ruins hope. Thats why the Holy Spirit wants us to be open for forgiveness. The Holy Spirit wants you to keep believing that God will do "Anything but FAIL" With forgiveness I am free to practice from the right perspective and grow in my walk. Remember Ask and God will do. Give Jesus Christ the opportunity and the room to work.Jesus will work if your work him.
Questions to consider, how can I take my complaining from my grasp and place it in God’s hands? In what area of my heart must I give God room to work so I can have the faith to- JUST ASK?