|Posted by Joseph Green on May 25, 2019 at 12:55 AM|
Above All We Ask
Sister Susan Green
Mattew 6:8 "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"
I’ve been a Christian most of my life, and as a Christian, I’ve read the above verses countless times. I’ve repeated them to others to help encourage them. I know the Lord is able to do everything we ask. Nothing is impossible for Him.
Then why am I so surprised when He does them for me?! I believe it’s because I’m so amazed that God Almighty, Lord of all creation, knows what I need before I even ask Him. On this planet of billions of people, He knows me, even the thoughts of my heart! WOW!!!
I talk to God all the time. He’s my best friend. I literally talk to Him “all” the time. Recently in one of our conversations, I told Him some things I’d been thinking:
1.) I said; “Lord it would be nice if I had a different chair. The recliner hurts my back sometimes.”
2.) “I can’t find affordable dark sunglasses anywhere. Lord it would be nice to have some dark sunglasses.”
3.) “Lord it would be nice to get the Sunday School kids some new Play-Doh.”
Now mind you, these weren’t prayers! They were my thoughts and my conversation with the Lord of my life.
Now let me show you how good my God is! All in the same day, he gave everything I told Him about.
1.) I went to my sister's house and there was a chair on her porch that she didn’t know what to do with with. I sat down in it and it was perfect! So I told her I would take it since she didn’t want it anymore.
2.) We went into her house and she opened a drawer and asked if I wanted any sunglasses. She needed to do something with them so I picked out three or four pairs!
3.) We then went to my niece's house where she had been preparing for a yard sale. She donated Play-Doh accessories, toys and enough Play-Doh to last the Sunday School kids a couple of years!
My God not only gave me the desires of my heart, but He went above that which I told Him would be nice to have!
He loves us!!!
It’s His desire to give us what we need!
If we put Him first in our lives and truly serve Him, He will give us the desires of our hearts.
"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."