Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it shall be given; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
A quote from Bill Hybels says, “All we have to do is to acknowledge our needs, move from self-sufficiency to dependence, and ask God to become our hiding place.”
The secret to receiving from God is to give ourselves to Him. We cannot live in the physical and expect from the spiritual. When we give our will to God, we are depending and relying on Him to meet all our needs. That is called faith. We cannot expect an all-powerful and all-knowing God to submit Himself to our level of understanding, if we are not willing to submit ourselves to Him and His plan for our glorification. We must divorce ourselves of our limited understanding of life and our limited understanding of success, if we are ever to attain more than we can possibly be on our own. We ask for a piece of cake, while He has a whole banquet prepared for us. To refuse to relinquish our will to His, is the same as settling for mediocrity when we could have magnificence.
The secret to prayer and to life, is to divorce ourselves from the mundane physical world, and connect to the spirit and glory of God. It’s like moving from the impossible to the unstoppable, because nothing is impossible with God.
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me“.
Don’t go through life on an inner tube, when God has invited you aboard His yacht. Jesus said, “Ye have not, because ye ask not“, James 4:2. Release so that you might receive. Give that it might be given. And ask that you might receive..