Daily Devotional – 7/7/15 “God will give you what ask for …”

You asked God to enlarge your territory and when He cleared those unfriendly folk from grazing in your pasture, He was giving you room; why are you looking lost? You should be roaming in the fields trying to see where you should be planting your harvest. You asked God to elevate you the next level and now that the folk on the job increased your work load, why are you complaining? You do know that with elevation comes enlarged responsibilities, don’t you? You asked God to send you a husband but now you’re complaining because the mailman is hitting on you. You ask God to manifest His gift in you then you complain when folk ask you to use it. You ask God to use you spiritually then you got the audacity to say no when the pastor call on you. Baby, be careful what you ask God for! See, when you ask God for things, He allows them to be manifested in the natural. It’s not so He can see if we will fail in doing that which we’ve asked of Him but it’s because He’s providing for His children. Luke 11:9 says, “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” For Luke 11:10 picks up and says, “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

This is why you have to be careful what you ask for, if you aren’t ready to receive. Stop asking God to open doors that you know you are fearful to walk into! You ought to know by now that God didn’t make His children with a component of fear. Build your faith up! Stop asking God to elevate you to places and then when you get there you realize you are petrified of heights. Chile, don’t you know being in God’s hands in the best parachute to be in? He won’t let you fall even if you happen to fall? Build your faith up! All I am saying is this … When you ask God for something; He gives you that which you ask for but greater. When you ask for water, He gives you living water. When you ask for life, He gives you living. When you ask for a blessing, He gives you an inheritance. When you ask for a gift, He gives you a talent. When you ask for a husband, He sends you a help mate. When you ask for a financial blessing, He sends you favor. And when you ask for grace, He sends grace and mercy! God gives you what you ask for but you have to be ready to receive it. Don’t ask in vain.

Daily Devotional – 2/25/15 “Hasten to God’s throne!”

I wonder why we, as children of God, don’t hasten to our Father’s throne. Why don’t we petition His throne more or why don’t we hasten to ask of Him things when the bible says in Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” I mean, hasten is defined as to do something in a hurry or to make something happen quickly and as I was sitting here pondering on something to write about, this thought just happened to drop into my spirit. Why don’t we hasten more to God’s throne? We find it so easy to grumble but we won’t get up, we play the pity part but won’t pray, we say we are hurt yet we won’t hasten to the throne of grace and mercy where our help lies! What is going on? Ephesians 3:12 says, “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence,” yet we wait, why? I don’t know about you but I need the favor of God to rest upon me because I’ve found that God’s favor helps with the labor I have to sometime endure. Yea! See, the favor of God can open doors I didn’t even know existed. The favor of God can take my feet to places I didn’t even think I belonged. The favor of God can place my name in the mouths of folk I don’t even know knew me. The favor of God can promote me when man says I should be demoted. The favor of God can sometimes take away the labor all together and yet we won’t even hasten to His throne to get it.

Why won’t we hasten? We say we need rest but Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” We say God isn’t answering but have you asked lately when the bible says in Luke 11:9, “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” We say we believe, we say we have faith but then we get scared to step when we see the enemy looming when the bible says in Luke 10:19, “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” Why won’t we hasten to God’s throne? Why won’t we hasten to petition God for what we need when He has it all? Where is our faith? It’s time we changed the lyrics to our song to this …“I love the Lord, He heard my cry and pitied every groan, long as I live and troubles rise, I’ll hasten to His throne!” We might not get another chance.