You Have Not Because You Ask Not.
In John chapter fourteen and again in chapter sixteen, Jesus tells his disciples that “whatever you ask in my name it shall be done.” Many people (including myself) are so gripped by an orphan spirit that we often don’t even ask Jesus anything. If He is a Good Father and His perfect love casts out all fear and if I truly believe I am a son of the most high King, why am I often time left feeling as if my requests are unworthy?
The biggest battle that I have ever faced wasn’t a demonized person. It was the battle of the mind to change the way I think. We often believe that we are servants who the Father simply tolerates. Let me speak some encouragement to us today - God thinks so highly of us that he sent His Son to die, making a way for us to become His children.
Psalms 139:17 declares, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!”
If He is a Good Father as the scripture declares, then we can delight ourselves in Him and He will give us the desires of our hearts. John Wimber says faith is spelled R-I-S-K. For some people the biggest step of faith is believing He is who He said He is! Many times the hardest risk to take is simply believing you are worthy and are loved.
As I grow as a father to my natural children, I begin to understand the verse in Matthew 7 which reads, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” The same passion I feel for my children is the way the Father feels for me and you and even greater.
Let’s pray this prayer today: Father thank you for sending your Son to die in my place. I declare today that I will no longer believe the lie that I am anything less than a son or daughter of the King of all Kings. Going forward I will no longer believe the lie that I am unworthy to bring my requests to My Father in Heaven. Amen.
Just as the song says, “I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God”
Pastor Matt grew up singing in his home church. He encountered God at the age of 19 and was radically changed forever. He has a strong call to lead worship and is extremely passionate about seeing people encounter Jesus.
Matt serves as Worship Pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church in Sparks. He is married to Nicole Smith and has two children, Judah and Ava. He enjoys spending time with his family.