Ask-1. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; with of before the person to whom the request is made.
The act of asking in prayer is to link up with God and partner with the SuperNatural. When we ask of God we become His voice in our generation.
Last we spoke I introduced the idea of asking God for children. I know to some reading, that sounds like a completely foreign idea. Maybe you’re thinking, why would I have to ask for children? I’m supposed to just be able to have children. To be honest that was my train of thinking in the beginning.
That’s when the renewing of the mind comes in. I’m not asking you to do anything more than I had to do myself. Renew my mind. Exchange my thoughts with the very thoughts of God.
Lets take a look at what the word says about asking and the results of us asking.
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
First off, it says this is the confidence.
CON’FIDENCE, n. 1. A trusting, or reliance; an assurance of mind or firm belief in the integrity, stability or veracity of another
Ok, now you know that we can be confident in our asking.
But don’t let asking according to his will scare you, it simply means we ask his word. His word is his will. And yesterday I gave you a ton of scriptures letting you know what the will of God is concerning you having children. So we have to make up in our minds that it is the will of God for “you” to have children. That has got to become real to you!!!!! There are no ifs, and or buts about it. There is absolutely no room for doubt. You can’t say, yeah that may be true for you but not for me. If thats what you are thinking my friend we have a problem. Faith begins where the will of God is known.
1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
This scripture is so unbelievably powerful because we know now that when we ask he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire.
PETI’TION, n. [L. petitio, from peto, to ask, properly to urge or press.]
1. In a general sense, a request, supplication or prayer; but chiefly and appropriately, a solemn or formal supplication; a prayer addressed by a person to the Supreme Being, for something needed or desired, or a branch or particular article of prayer.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name:ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Jesus invites us to ask the Father whatever we have need of. We have access to the throne of God.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
That’s such an important key to breakthrough, get full of the word of God. Let God’s word become the foundation for every prayer that you pray. You may not be able to just pray right away. I know for me personally some prayers I’ve had to find scriptures and then write out my prayer. Finding out what the word has to say and base every prayer on the word. When we base our prayer on the word, we are starting with the answer. Not praying the problem.
We speak the Rhema of God in partnership with God and it will come to pass.
I tell you all of this so that your faith will arise.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
What I am telling you is going to help develop your prayer life. And you will never walk away from you prayer time wondering if God heard you. You have a right to ask God whatever you have need of.
When we pray we must believe we receive when we pray. And that’s what we will talk about tomorrow. From prayer to manifestation.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
“In prayer you align yourself to the purpose and the power of God. And he’s able to do things through you that he couldn’t do otherwise. For this is an open universe, where something’s are left open contingent upon our doing them. If we do not do them, they will not get done. For God has left certain things open to prayer. Things which will never be done except as we pray. ”