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Ask & Be Joyful

It is often said that if you don’t ask you don’t know or if you don’t ask you won’t get. That is so true whether you are asking a friend, a stranger or God.

Jesus says in John 16:23b -24 (NKJV), “… Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

So, now let me ask you, what is it that will make you happy or cause you to rejoice in God? What would light up your world? Maybe I can ask you a different way: What is it that you deeply long for?

Have you asked God for it? Or have you failed to ask God for it? Maybe you do ask but not consistently or persistently. Or have you decided not to bother God with your request because you don’t believe God will give you?

This scripture really speaks to me and hopefully to you. Whatever you ask God – your Heavenly Father – in the name of Jesus (using His authority as the great I AM), God will do it. It is as simple as that.

Ask and you will receive that your joy would be full and complete. God – the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – all want you be happy, all want you to be full of joy.

Sometimes we can often complicate matters with our “logical” thinking.  But we should take God’s word as truth and go to Him asking with the heart attitude of a child. To ask implies that you have an expectation to receive – just like any little child. The instruction is very clear – ASK. The result is guaranteed – YOU WILL RECEIVE. The why is evident – THAT YOU WILL BE JOYFUL.

Look at it another way. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked this question to Bartemeus (Mark 9) and now He’s asking you. Bartemeus asked Jesus for the one think that would make his life better, fuller, happier – to be able to see. What about you? What’s that one thing or those few changes that you need Jesus to do?

Think about it. Then ASK and keep on asking until you receive. Then rejoice in Him.

So, what are you asking God for?

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Comments on: "Ask & Be Joyful" (4)

  1. Catherine said:

    So true, Sister Pam! He has promised us many blessing, and instead of going to Him and claim them we carry our burdens around as if there is no one to care for us. Personally, I think the cause is attributed to ‘fear’, which is one of the main strategies the enemy is using these days to oppress children of God. Fear is becoming or has become a strong weapon for the Satan. Fear of rejection, fear of doubt, fear of condemnation, basically fear of everything. To some, due to past experience (reject, condemnation, intimidation, etc) from human being, interestingly, we think God is like a man, as such doubt his ability to grant us our heart desires, despite the promise. May He deliver us all from our fear in Jesus’ name.
    Enjoy His blessing.

    • Thanks Catherine
      Our main challenge in asking is our thinking. Like you said, we think God is like us and won’t honor our requests. Yet He says that He will give us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 21:2).
      One way we can fight our human negative tendencies is to keep on asking.

      Thanks for your comment.
      Blessings to you.

  2. Sandr Prince said:

    Hello aunty Pam, thank you for sharing. This is such a timely reminder for me.

    • You’re welcome, Sandra.
      I hope that the post I make will always be timely and live changing for all.
      God Bless
      Thanks for reviewing and share the love with others.

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