What do I want from God in the New Year?
Wait a second! Shouldn’t I be asking God what I can do for Him in the New Year? Shouldn’t I take an unselfish approach to 2017?
AND He’s not a genie or Santa. We can’t just present a list before Him and ask Him for stuff.
Or can we?
I found 67 “asking” verses in the Bible. Even Jesus begged God to do something for Him (see Matthew 26:39).
He asks us to ask.
This idea hit home months ago during a severe trial. I prayed for everyone else involved in the heartache, even those barely affected. A lot. Yet, I was not praying much for myself. I knew others were lifting up my situation and took deep comfort there. However, I was the one intimately acquainted with my legion of needs. So, why didn’t I pray for myself?
In taking an honest look, I saw fear and guilt. A fear God may not answer my prayers in the way I wanted Him to and a prick of guilt in focusing too much on myself when millions of others suffer with much worse.
However, God’s word (67 verses) says it is ok and more so- welcomed. He asks us to ask. Again and again.Continue Reading