|Posted on June 7, 2019 at 3:40 PM|
Amaziah asked the man of God, “But what about all that silver I paid to hire the army of Israel?” The man of God replied, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this!” 2 Chronicles 25:9
I believe in a God of much more. I was walking through a store and eyed an item I have had my heart set on since it was introduced several years ago since then they have made upgrades and since then the price has also gone up. It is way out of my price range I don’t have that much to spend on this item but it doesn’t keep me from still wanting it. So I touched it and with a quick prayer to heaven I said “Father, if it pleases You, may I have this?” and I walked away from it. I didn’t walk out the store with it but if it just so happens I can afford it I thought to myself one day, not today but one day.
Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!” And Esther replied, “If it please the king, let…” Esther 5:3-4
When my son wants something he isn’t afraid to ask for anything even if the answer might be no he takes his chances. Because the truth is he only gets what he asks for. We aren’t mind readers. We want to give him what he wants not what we want for him. So if he doesn’t tell us what he wants he doesn’t get anything. Sometimes his request are within reason other times they take some time to satisfy. God wants what is best for His children but He also wants us to be bold enough to ask Him for things because part of asking is believing He is able to answer. Especially things that only He can answer.
I once heard Joel Osteen once teach “I don’t want to get to heaven and find a storage box with my name on it of things I could have had on earth but didn’t ask for, I want everything God wants for me.” The way I see it like a coin with heads or tails God has two answers yes or no and at that ratio that means I will get 50% of what I ask for so I would rather get 50% of what I ask for than 100% of nothing because I was so afraid of the answer that I didn’t even ask for it.