Are you the kind of person who is comfortable talking to God? Do you find it easy? Do you find it awkward? Do you find it useless?
If it’s true that trust is the centrepiece of every great relationship, then communication must be considered one of the most important keys to building trust.
In today’s section of the “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus shares a remarkably great promise. It could raise questions or even skepticism, but if it’s true (and I tend to think he wasn’t lying), then it is really good news. Jesus wants us to know that our heavenly Father is eager to listen to our needs and requests.
Jesus invited us to share our hearts with a God who is ready to listen. He tells us to ask him for things we need. That’s a funny thought because doesn’t he already know what we need? Sure, he does, but he wants us to ask anyway. As we’ve stated before, our relationship with him is a trust relationship, and asking him for our needs shows our trust in him. You see, part of that trust is that he will give you what you need and that it will be good.
Does he always give us the things we ask for? I think we know the answer to that from personal experience. Like any loving Father, he doesn’t always give us what we want; because sometimes what we want isn’t what we really need. And this takes us back to trusting him. See how that works? But He does promise to take care of our needs, and that is a remarkable promise.
So today, do you have a need? Why don’t you take Jesus at His word and go ahead and ask him – ask him today – ask him right now. It may be a financial need, a relational need, or an understanding need. There is no guarantee about how or when he will answer. But you can trust that your heavenly Father will hear you and give good gifts to those who ask.
Go for it. Give it a try.
You’ll be glad you did. - 9 hours ago