I have been struggling all week with what I should post about on the blog this week. The other night at sometime after 2am, after being sound asleep, I just could not continue to sleep. I went from sleeping so peacefully to not being able to sleep at all. I hardly ever have problems sleeping. So, I picked up my phone and started to scroll through Instagram, Facebook, and my emails.
After so long, I tried to go back to sleep and just couldn't. So I prayed, thinking that maybe God was trying to tell me something, "Lord, is there something you want from me cause I just want to go back to sleep?" Just so you know, me and God do not have audible conversations. I do not hear a loud, deep voice from heaven ever lol. Mmkay? Mmkay.
But, after I prayed that, all of a sudden I started to think about the song I sung as a child, "He's got the whooole world in his hands." I also thought about how true that song is and how I had not been praying as if God has the whole world in his hands. I've been minimizing his power and thinking too little of him.
I must admit that I haven't completely trusted Him to do what he has the power to do or provide what He has the power to provide. I've only trusted him enough with some of my needs and a few of my wants thinking I was asking too much if I gave Him all of my needs and wants. Now don't get me wrong, as my husband would say, "God is not a cosmic genie". He will not grant me three wishes and send me on my way. Neither is he Santa Claus where I can not think of Him all year long until it's time to ask for what I want.
Yet, he does care about the desires of my heart and he wants to supply ALL of my needs. He is able to do infinitely more that I can even ask or think. Matthew 6:8 even says that God knows what I need before I ask Him! I'm realizing that He wants me to ask and when I ask it will be given; when I seek, I will find; and when I knock, the door will open.
So, I'm taking God at His word and I'm going boldly to Him in prayer asking Him for what I need and sharing with Him the desires of my heart; believing that He can and will answer. Psalm 84:11 says, that there is no good thing that he withholds from those who walk uprightly and I believe that.
Now, when I pray, I'm asking God's will to be done and that He wouldn't give me more than I'm ready for. Yet, I pray that if I am not asking enough of Him, that He would do more than I'm asking. Why? Cause He's got the whole world in his hands!
What is it that you need or desire to ask of God? Trust Him with ALL the desires of your heart and believe that He will supply ALL of your needs. Don't minimize God and put human limitations on Him. He has the power to do MORE than you can even imagine.
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Love, peace, and sole!
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us -Eph. 3:20
for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. -Matthew 6:8
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. -Luke 11:9