Bible Promise for the Day – Asking and Receiving from God

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Matthew 7:7,8 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Many people are familiar with these two Bible verses, or at least with the idea of asking and receiving. The idea is used in many aspects: between friends, by business leaders, by politicians, and more.

In the spiritual realm, the Lord Jesus taught it to His disciples, not to unbelievers. The key idea here is that God is very interested in providing the needs of His children, and that He has the power to do it. He also does not need to be prodded, or pleaded with in order to give it.

In addition, though, there is also the strong principle here that says that God’s people often go without simply because they don’t ask. God wants you, as a faithful believer, to learn to make a habit of asking Him for needs, and for His will to be accomplished in the lives of specific individuals, families – and nations.

A lack of trust in God’s ability or willingness to deliver is a primary reason some things are not obtained. Asking in faith must lead to seeking that answer, and being watchful for it. Asking may also require knocking on doors so that clear direction may be given.

Faith comes by spending time in reading the Bible, talking to God in prayer, and in obeying God. As you do these things more, you will discover that your vision will be enlarged, and you will be enabled and encouraged to widen your asking – according to the will of God. God will not answer a request that is in violation of His Word.

Could it be said of any of us that we have not only because we aren’t asking? Think about what great things could be done for the Kingdom of God if we would only learn to ask, seek, and knock more?

Bible Promise for the Day – Seeing God Do “Great and Mighty Things”

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

This Bible verse is one of the great promises of God in relation to prayer. It is practically a challenge to the child of God that if they want to see God work mightily, they need to seek Him and specifically ask for it.

It also reveals that God wants to do great things that we might praise Him for it. The things He wants to do for us, according to the verse, are “great and mighty things.” This means things that will amaze us.

This verse does not stop there, but even goes a step further than that. It says that He wants to do things “which thou knowest not.” This means things that you don’t even think about. He wants to do things that we don’t even dream of. We really do not have any idea of how much God wants to work on our behalf and for His own glory.

I have to wonder how many believers are reading this that see those kind of works of God very often. I doubt that it is very many. By grace, I have seen Him do some things far beyond my expectations – but I would like to see much more.

This Bible verse, however, also contains something we need to think about very carefully. If He primarily only responds when we call and ask for Him to do so, then it means that the reason we do not see those “great and mighty things” more frequently is largely our own fault. James agrees with this, when he says: “Ye have not because ye ask not.”

The work of God is being limited because we fail to ask for those “great and mighty things” more often. Of course, He also wants us to live holy lives. Through those who do so, and who seek Him, His work can mightily go forward.