Are you timid when it comes to asking God for something you need or want? Does the Lord want you to be shy with Him? Or should you come to Him with boldness?
The other day I asked one of our new girls in the home what she would like for Christmas. She quietly whispered, “A little bag of chips.” I said, “No, I’m not going to give you a snack size bag of chips for Christmas.” She didn’t know how to respond, so I asked her if she would like a toy, or a doll. She lit up on the inside, which turned to a big smile on the outside when she heard me suggest a doll. And said, “Yes, I want a doll!” Needless to say, you know what she is getting for Christmas.
But this got me to thinking about how and why we respond to our Lord sometimes. Just like Estefani and I were walking hand in hand, just talking together. God wants to do the same with us. Yes, He wants to take you by the hand, and walk with you, talk with you, and just be with you.
And I can just envision Jesus saying to us, “Say, you know what? We are about to celebrate Christmas, the day you remember My birth. And I want to do something real special. I want to bless you. What would you like to have?”
And many of God’s people act like shy, little Estefani and do not know how to come boldly before His throne of grace and make their petitions known. Hebrews 4:16, sends out the following invitation to us, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” And Philippians 4:6 also says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you have need of, or for the desires of your heart. He wants to bless you above and beyond that which you can even possibly think or imagine. See Ephesians 3:20.
Let’s face it, God is a giver. John 3:16 says that God so loved the World that He gave … He loves to give us good gifts, (See James 1:17.), like Salvation, the Holy Spirit, healing, deliverance, wisdom, and provision to name just a few of the most important ones. And He’s asking you, “What can I give you today, that will bless you?”
Maybe you’re even more like little Estefani, and you’ve never had someone demonstrate how much they really care. And you are uncomfortable with the fact that He loves you. God wants to take you by the hand and show you how to trust him, and how to be confident in His goodness towards you. He desires to embolden you with the power of faith, so that you will not hesitate to run directly to His throne of grace anytime you want.
Jesus doesn’t want you to miss out on any of His benefits that He so generously lavishes upon us. He’s the Giver of life, see Genesis 2:7, everlasting life, see John 3:16, and abundant life too, see John 10:10. And He’s asking you, “What can I give you today that will bless you, I mean really bless you?”
© 2010 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.