“100% of the prayers I don’t pray won’t get answered.” Mark Batterson
How can you guarantee NOT getting something?
So often, we miss God’s gifts, and daily blessings, because we already “know” His answer. We create God’s and other people’s answers before we even ask.
But do we really know?
From Mark Batterson’s The Circle Maker:
“Prayer is the difference…
…between you fighting for God and God fighting for you
…between the best you can do and the best God can do
…between letting things happen and making things happen
…between coincidence and providence
…between impotence and omnipotence
…between impossible and possible
One prayer makes all the difference in the world.”
What have you asked for recently?
from His people
from His word
or even from a stranger?
I asked for a discount on a Leadership camp for my kids and I got it.
I asked if Davis, our birthday boy could get a song from the workers at Chipotle. Instead, the burrito master gave Davis a free birthday burrito.
I asked at ChickfilA drive thru - “I haven’t gotten one of those cool survey receipts in a while.” The cashier said, “Okay, here you go” and handed me one.
I asked Gloria, my 7 year old, if she wanted to stay up late and if she did, she could rub my feet. I got a 15 minute foot rub.
We asked John Edwards, from Genesis Dream Boards, a really special speaker to join our leadership event. He said yes!
I asked Donald Trump for 2 million dollars. He’s calling me back tomorrow.
I asked my 13 y/o daughter to have a servant’s heart all weekend, and she did.
I asked my 15 y/o to clean his room before I got home, and he did.
I asked God to give me eyes to see Dalton’s good choices. He does, and I know He will keep on.
I asked for support. I mentioned to a client that we had a need financially for our building campaign. She wrote a check.
I asked for a miracle. I, and 20 women from my church, for over 5 months, asked God to bring us 120 women to our women’s retreat this past weekend. We had over 115 on the roster, and 102 showed up for the entire, life changing, God-sized weekend.
I am asking Him for strength, discipline, honesty, grace – to get my healthy body to a place that I will keep it for life, a certain number on the scale, but more than that, a dependence upon Him, over the comfort that food, and minimal exercising brings me.
I am asking God to bring our building campaign fundraising to completion, by the end of 2013. The goal is to reach $6 million for the “making room” campaign @ www.covenantfellowship.com. I am begging the Lord for His miracles, in His timing, in His provision. He already has way more than $6 million to give. We need the space. It’s His dream, placed deep in the hearts of those who want to serve him.
I am asking God to bring us 120-150 Leaders to our event in April. “Leadership UNLEASHED”, www.everydaylifeline.com. We are preparing an event to empower Leaders to trust God for their giftedness, to step up into bigger dreams that He gives them, and to encourage them and give away His joy.
Luke 11: 9-13
“So I say to you:
Ask and it will be given to you.
For everyone who asks receives.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish,
will give him a snake instead?
Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
If you then, though you are evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
I love YOUR comments!!! I am asking, and I am confident I will receive. HINT hint…
If you knew it would be given to you, what would you ask God for today?
What would you ask from your family? Your boss? Your client?
What would you ask for from YOU?
You don’t know, unless you ask.