Daily Manna for a clear view on Thursday, August 4, 2022: GOD WANTS YOU TO ASK HIM FOR THE THINGS YOU REALLY NEED
Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 NASB
Jesus made it clear to His disciples: ask God for what they need. We should do the same. Genuine, heartfelt prayer produces powerful change in us and in our world. When we lift our hearts to God, we open ourselves to a never-ending source of divine wisdom and infinite love.
Do you have questions about your future that you simply can’t answer? Do you have needs that you simply can’t meet by yourself? Do you sincerely seek to know God’s unfolding plans for your life? If so, ask Him for direction, for protection, and for strength—and then keep asking Him every day that you live. Whatever you need, no matter how great or small, pray about it and never lose hope. God is not just near; He is here, and He’s perfectly capable of answering your prayers. Now it’s up to you to ask.
Are you willing to ask?
Are you unwilling to ask?
The choice is yours.
When trials come your way—as they inevitably will—do not run away. Run to your God and Father.
- Kay Arthur
Today’s Aligning and Affirming Prayer Point
Dear Lord, when I have questions I can’t answer, I will turn to You. When I am weak, I will seek Your strength. When I am discouraged, Father, I will be mindful of Your love and Your grace. I will ask You for the things I need, Lord, and I will trust Your answers, today and forever. Amen.