Never Be Afraid To Ask
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
— Matthew 21:21-22
Jesus can do anything. Nothing is impossible for Him. When we pray, we talk to Jesus. Do you need to talk to Jesus about an impossible situation? Some may suggest that we need friends in high places to help us. We do have a friend in a high place! The Lord Jesus reigns on Heaven’s throne.
He invites us to bring our needs, and it doesn’t matter how big or small our needs are. It is important, though, how we come to Him. We are to come to Him humbly and ask in faith. He has the power, not us. We must believe before He will act. An amazing thing happens to us in this process — He changes us.
How often the focus is on prayer changing things. More often, praying changes us. More importantly, prayer changes us for things. We receive when we pray. We receive His intervention. The Lord works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. The greatest work He performs is His image being produced in us.
(Excerpted from Grace, Hope And Love by Johnny Hunt)
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for hearing me when I pray. As I take my needs to You today, remind me of my greatest need — to be conformed to Your likeness. I love You, my Lord and Savior. Amen.