John 16:24 (BasicEnglishBible)
"Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy"
When I was still a new Christian, this is one of the first verses I have memorized (Yes, John3:16 was my very first). This is one verse that surely had encouraged me to continue and persevere in the faith. This is one verse that had fueled my faith in Him.
All of us have needs. Some have more wants which they sometimes consider needs. From food, shelter, clothing to gadgets, branded bags, vacation and many more, as human as we are we long for these things. Now, here's what God wants us to see. Our God is not just a God when you're praying, or when you go to church and when you read the Bible. He's a God of everything and anything in your life including these needs and yes the wants as well. God said in His Word:
"But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need."
He's a GOD who gives you life that makes you happy. He's a God that makes your heart be filled with joy! He's a God who wants you to have everything you need.
Read John 16:24, you'll see God waiting and anticipating for you to ask. He says, "UP UNTIL NOW, you still haven't asked anything". It's as if He's saying, "What are ya waiting for? Ask now!"
With your asking, he's promising an answer that will give your hearts Joy.
Such an amazing God indeed! Would you agree?
Now, what are you waiting for? Pray and Ask God right now!
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