Trusting God With My Needs

November 14th, 2012

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Matthew 6:1-15

My five-year-old has reached the “I want” stage. Something catches her eye and she’ll ask for it. Ignoring her won’t work. She’ll just ask again. Trying to explain that something is expensive or that she doesn’t really need it will draw the response, “I just want to feel special.” She is so persistent that we eventually have to tell her to stop asking or else.

I think a lot of us have this same attitude when it comes to asking of God. We’ll decide that we need something and that need will dominate our prayer time. Some of us worry that God won’t hear our request, so we ask our friends to join in the petition. Instead of praying so that our heart comes into unity with God’s heart, we act as if God needs persuasion. Jesus reminded us that God already knows what we need before we ask. The question is, “Do we really trust our heavenly Father to give us what we need?”

God wants us to be persistent in prayer. However, he prefers that we ask for things according to his will. Do you trust God enough to seek the things he wants to give?



One Response to “Trusting God With My Needs”

  1. Barbara Says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 4:50 am

    In praying, we acknowledge that HE is our source of everything under heaven.

    In Matthew 6:33, we are told that we are to first seek (purse/hunt) his kingdom and his righteousness and “our needs” will be met. In seeking, we are really searching for the reality of His truth (HIS Face) and the reality of His righteousness (The Way) to live in this world.

    When we live as though we trust His Word to fulfill our every need, we are building our earthly house on the rock of His promises. However, when we don’t put into practice His Word, we’re building our house on sand as Matthew 7:26 states. A foundation of sand may support our house in reasonable weather, but when the storms of life appear, the house won’t stand.

    With the weather, the economy, and the evils in the world reaching a new high, a foundation on rock that puts into practice the principles that Jesus teaches is definitely advisable!

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