Great Expectations


Our sons don’t mind asking us for practically anything.  They make extensive, detailed Christmas wish lists. They ask us for their favorite snacks. They ask us to do favors for them. They ask regularly.


And you know what? Quite often they get exactly what they ask for. Only if they ask with a wrong attitude or for something that would not be good for them do we usually say “no.”

Sure, you could say we spoil our kids. I don’t view us as extravagant, though. We simply love them and want to bless them.

Invited To Ask

The same is true for those of us who have been adopted into God’s family. As His children, we are allowed… dare I say, even invited… to ask Him for what we want.

Smiles All Around

And He delights in blessing us as His kids. He enjoys giving us not only what we need, but the very desires of our hearts. He smiles on us with His generosity and then smiles more when we smile at receiving His blessings.

So, let me ask you today… What would you like God to do for you?  If you’re His child, why not ask? If you ask with the right attitude and it won’t harm you, don’t be surprised when He gives it you.

Just one verse later in Matthew 7, Jesus says, “For everyone who asks, receives.” There is nothing wrong with asking. Don’t be shy. Don’t be timid. Just come right out with it and ask the Lord to do it for you.


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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