THE GIVER OF GOOD GIFTS!
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:13
AT HIS TABLE:
Beneath the still waters, there are many things happening, life that cannot be easily seen, currents that move without assistance, and growth that no man take credit for. God is at work in your life in ways that you don’t know of yet. Every prayer makes a huge difference, because God answers prayer, therefore we are called to come boldly before the Lord. No need to be squeamish, or timid in any way. God is approachable, he is generous, and always available. Who is like our God?
No King would ever have it this way, in fact many Kings of old would have a person killed for approaching him in such a way, let’s say at two o’clock in the morning, you had a question, or three o’clock in the evening a request? Only Jesus cares so deeply, and understands us so much to be available always for His children! God’s grace is amazing!
CALL UNTO ME AND I WILL ANSWER THEE…
At God’s throne of grace we are free to speak, to say all that is on our mind, to ask boldly with confidence knowing that God will answer without lashing out in anger! God only wants to give to us good gifts, as we read,
“If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a Father, will he give him a stone? Or if he shall ask for a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? Luke 11:11, 12
Of course not, what kind of parent would that be? God is our loving Father that is always wanting to do good for us. God hears our faith, He hears our cries, He sees our service, and our obedience, so that when we pray to him God knows that we are his and he stands ready to bless us. It is not wrong for us to be persistent in prayer, or shameless in our pleas, nor is it wrong for us to have the nerve to ask “whatsoever ye desire!” God wants us to ask, He wants us to call unto Him, and he hopes that we will be fervent when we pray, as we read,
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
We need to be aggressive in prayer, not fearful, always trusting that God will do what he says! Don’t be embarrassed to ask, and always remember that you cannot have unless you ask. Don’t be afraid to hold God to His promises, it is the reason that He has given them to us, so that we will hold them close in faith, and remind Him of all that he has said. In general, Father’s do well for their children, so remember who you are in Christ, you are His child, and He will always be good to you!
GOD IS A GIVER OF GOOD GIFTS!