Have you ever been surprised at what God does when you actually ask Him? Sometimes we Christians walk through life acting like, this is something I can handle or do on my own. I’ll ask God when it is something big or I get into a crunch, but really He isn’t that interested in the small details right? I should be able to decide how to spend my time today and if I give God about five or ten minutes in His word and praying for my struggling friends then I am good. I’ve got my life together right now…I mean everything is going well. Why bother God?
How foolish we are at times. We settle for “good enough” when God has abundant life waiting for us. Jesus didn’t just save us for a “good enough” life. He didn’t rescue us from slavery to sin for an “ok” life. NO He rescued us for more than that…For abundant life (John 10:10). Does that mean we will have everything our hearts desire? NO, but here is the kicker. Why aren’t we living an abundant life? Why are we settling for ok? We aren’t asking…
Check out James 4:2, “You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.” Asking God sometimes means He changes our hearts to His will. It sometimes means that He moves in a miraculous way to take care of us. It sometimes means He will encourage you to ask others again. I am not good at asking others to do things because I would like to think I can do it myself, I don’t want to bother others, they are busy anyway…The list goes on…However God has put me in two positions recently that have required me to ask for help and even, (be still my heart), follow-up with people. I am not talking about pressuring others into doing something God doesn’t have for them to do. I am talking about personally saying, I see these great gifts in you that would bless others would you consider this position or role?
You see when you ask God He may tell you to ask others. When you ask others He may tell you to do it more personally. Instead of the mass e-mail or facebook message send a personal one or even…actually call someone on the phone. I realize that it isn’t easy. It may be outside your comfort zone, but if you don’t do it when God tells you to you are in sin. So ask. Ask God, ask others as He directs, but don’t forget nothing is too little for God. We always remember nothing is too BIG, but never forget nothing is too little for Him either.