THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Feb5SatFebruary 5, 2011
WHEN GOD MOVES
God was moved by our need once. The result of His action was the sending of His Son Jesus.
Now that Jesus has come every need is supplied through Him. “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”.
“Your Father in heaven knows what you have need of even before you ask”. To be sure He knows, but we must ask so He can answer. James tells us, if we are going to ask it must be in faith nothing wavering, no double-mindedness allowed.
God has His part to play and we have ours. “All the promises of God are yes and amen in him by us”. To many times we assume that things will just happen because God knows the need.
God does not move based on our need, He moves based on our faith.
Why don’t we ask?
1. I’ve heard people say, “well I don’t want to bother God with such a trivial thing”. Your Father not only knows what you need but He knows the number of hairs on your head. He is interested in every aspect of your life.
2. “If my people that are called by my name will humble themselves and pray”. Sometimes the reason we won’t ask is simply pride. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. Grace = God’s ability in us to do the things we cannot do ourselves. Which according to Jesus is anything of eternal value. He said, “Separated from Me you can do nothing”.
3. Sometimes we “ask not” because we don’t expect anything to happen. That may be from a past experience in our own life or the life of someone else. Perhaps you’ve listened to the enemy tell you “prayer doesn’t work”, or “why would God answer you, don’t you remember what you did? James tells us that, “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (makes much power available AMP). You and I are qualified as righteous “pray-ers” because of the gift of righteousness given to us by the Lord Jesus. Praise God for such an awesome gift!
God moves when you move. The ball is in our court. He has moved because of our need and supplied our complete answer in Jesus Christ the living Word. It is our responsibility to receive by faith that which He has provided.
John 16:23-24 (New King James Version)
23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.