Simply have to ask…

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When I was  younger there was one time my mom knew I needed something and I didn’t have it but would not give it to me or bring it up because I simply  didn’t ask. Being my timid self nervous of being a bothersome or hearing her say no resulted in me beating around the bush to lead up to asking what I originally needed in the first place. She said to me I knew you needed such thing but was waiting for you to open your mouth and ask for it. Right then she told/taught me never to be afraid to ask for anything because she was my mother, who loves me and if I needed something and she had to give she would.

That’s just like how God always knows what we are in need of and  when we are in need of something but if we don’t ask He can’t give it. Closed mouths don’t get fed in the natural as well as in the spiritual. We can not receive if we do not ask. We must know we have the type of relationship with our Heavenly Father as our earthly parents/guardians, spouse, friend, business partner, or whoever you go to for help that we can come to God for anything! Because there are going to be times when we ask people to help us and they can’t, we are all human and sometimes fall short even when we try hard not to but God will never fail us!

 

Philippians 4:6 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Hungry, Grab the Word! Why Feeding the Spirit is Important

 

Have you ever went to sleep and woke up extremely hungry, “like you have not eaten in days”? This reminds me of the parable in the bible, Matthew 9:23-26, the child who they thought were dead but she was only sleeping.  Everyone was convinced she was dead and God arrived too late to save her but then He spoke to the girl to arise and she did just that!! After awakening her He told the others to give her something to eat. Our spirits need to be fed just like our earthly bodies. When we do not feed our spirit with the word of God, prayer, and quiet time with God the Holy Spirit within us weakens and goes to sleep. But once you spend time with God, He awakens and restores the Holy Spirit within you. As you go through life you will hunger and thirst more for Christ and His word and just like in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” So whatever is sleep inside of you maybe a certain goal, relationship with God, His Word, a dream, or a business idea perhaps, awaken it and start feeding it now!