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Ask Not, Have Not

Sometimes we feel like we are waging war against some pretty huge enemies, don’t we? Sickness can threaten to overtake us. We can face hurdle after hurdle in the search for employment.

How often do we cower at the back of the boat like Jesus’s disciples did when the terrible storm hit while they were fishing at sea? (Luke 8:22-25) We grow wary of our circumstances, forgetting entirely Who alone has the power to calm the storm.

Too often, we go to God last with our prayers and pleas. Instead, we first seek the advice of family members, good friends and even counselors. Asking God for something shouldn’t be our last resort, a scraping of the barrel of faith. Coming to Him with our requests should be the first thing we do!

In I Chronicles 5, the Gadites, the Reubenites and the half-tribe of Manasseh waged a battle against a powerful foe. The Bible says they cried out to God during the battle. They trusted in Him and what He was able to do for them, assured of the victory that they would have with God’s assistance. He heard them and answered them, delivering them from their enemies!

Could it be that, in certain situations, we have not because we ask not?

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