“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14-15 (KJV)
My daughter asked me for something and then began pleading with me, saying “Mommy pleeeease!” Out of nowhere I said, “Baby, you are my daughter! You don’t have to beg. You can just ask one time and I hear you.” As soon as I said that I heard the Lord speak to my heart, “Exactly, you too are My daughter and you don’t have to beg Me for anything! Just ask once and it’s done.” I didn’t realize that all of the while I too was pleading with God to do things in my life. Why? I wasn’t 100% sure that He wanted to bless me. I knew He blessed others in amazing ways, but I didn’t know if He would do it for me. I thought my begging and pleading would help Him notice me. Don’t you realize God notices you? Don’t you know how important you are to Him? Don’t you know how loved you are and that all of heaven stands at attention when you awake awaiting you to speak and decree a thing? All of hell trembles when your feet touch the floor. Realize who you are! You’re not an orphan, an outsider, or an unwelcome guest in God’s Kingdom! You are His daughter! You are a joint-heir with Christ! A daughter of Sarah! A masterpiece and prize! Don’t succumb to begging. It’s an insult to a holy God that has dressed you in royal attire and seated you in heavenly places with His Son. Don’t beg. The word “beg” is mentioned only 3 times in the Bible, while the word “ask” is found 103 times. Don’t beg. Ask once and it’s done.
Prayer: Father, I love You. Thank You for speaking to my heart. I realize I have been begging for You to do things, whether out loud or in my heart. You are my Father and I am Your daughter. I don’t have to beg. I choose to ask according to Your word, trusting that You hear Me and will give me the desires of my heart in Your timing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read: Matthew 21:22, John 14:14, Matthew 7:9-11)