When we recall our childhood days, we can all identify at least one event whereby we anticipated receiving something that was promised to us. Whether the commitment was made by a parent, guardian, teacher or some other adult, we can all testify of how excited we became once that pledge was fulfilled. With God, there is no difference in how crucial it is for us to maintain the same level of anticipation for what He intends to do for us.
There are so many promises God has preserved for us, yet we have not received many of them simply because we have not developed a high level of expectation. We should expect God to meet our needs when faced with lack (3 John 1:2). Expect Him to heal us when sick (Isaiah 53:5). Expect Him to deliver when in danger (Psalms 91:11). These commitments were made in the scripture. Matthew 7:11 notes that “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
When was the last time you asked your heavenly Father for something and did not receive it? Could it be that you have not received what you have asked for because you asked with wrong motives, so that you could spend it on your pleasure (James 4:3)? The blessing that God has reserved for you is not dependent on how long or loud you pray, nor how much you cry or plead. Rather, fulfilment of those promises depend on your motives. Today I encourage you to reevaluate your reasons for asking for what it is you want. Once your request is in line with the will of God, you shall receive it.
Think about it, some people ask for things that will cause harm to them and others. So why would God give you something to endanger yourself or others? I assure you, God will not. He is a sovereign wise God. Therefore, our will must align with His will. We simply need to align our wants and desire with God’s divine will, then all that we ask will be given.
As 2 Peter 3:9 reminds us, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Under the theme, ‘The Promises of God’, Lighthouse International Ministry invites you to our 9th Year Church Anniversary which begins on Wednesday. We climax at the Our Lucaya Bonds Cay Room on Sunday. Throughout the years, we have served with motivational articles, evangelistic outreach and feeding programs as well as radio broadcasts on 8:10 radio. It has been a pleasure serving. We could not have accomplished much of what we have achieved without the support of the community and corporate sponsors such as The Freeport News. If this word has been a blessing write and let us know Lighthouse International Ministry.