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Giving God

Jesus said we ought to ask God to give us whatever we need, and we ought to ask Him about everything.

Why is that? Because it’s in His very nature to give. God delights in giving us what we need. God so loved…that He gave. Giving is one way that God shows His love. Psalm 84:11 says, “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.”[1]

God desires to give us good things in the realm of our health, our wealth, our mind and our family. In fact, we will never have a need that is beyond the realm of Gods ability to provide.

God’s a giving God, but some of us rarely ask! That’s why Jesus said when you pray say, God give me what I need. So why don’t we ask?

Maybe we have a strong sense of self-reliance and don’t like think we need help, or maybe we don’t believe God will give us what we need. God said there are times you “have not because you not!”[2]

David grew up as a lowly shepherd boy. He came from a family that didn’t have a lot of money; they just had a lot of kids. But God took David from watching over sheep to watching over the nation of Israel. One day as David was reflecting back on his life—“You gave the King his heart’s desire. You did not refuse the prayer from his lips. You welcomed him with the blessings of good things and set a crown of fine gold on his head. He asked you for life. You gave him a long life, forever and ever.”[3]

We should ask God about everything we need. I wonder how much I leave on the table of God’s blessings simply because I don’t ask?

Jesus said ask God to give. He delights in blessing us! Have you taken time to share you’re your needs with God and ask Him to provide for you?

Listen to the entire message on Lakeview’s podcast. http://www.lakeviewchurch.org/2016/10/09/living-the-jesus-perspective-provision/

 

[1] KJV

[2] James 4:2

[3] Psalm 21:2-4 GW

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About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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