july 18, 2018

Judges 1:14–15 (NLT) — 14 When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What’s the matter?” 15 She said, “Let me have another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

What I love about my granddaughters is that they are not afraid to ask for what they want. Grandpa will you take us to the park? Grandpa can we walk to Casey’s and get a slushe? Grandpa can we also get pizza and a cookie? To them Grandpa has unlimited resources and I love to honor their requests.

I think Acsah was like my granddaughters. As far as she was concerned her dad had unlimited resources so she wasn’t afraid to ask for more. “Dad give me another gift to go along with the first gift.”And her dad didn’t hesitate at all to honor her request. If she wouldn’t have asked she probably wouldn’t have received.

Our heavenly Father has unlimited resources. Everything in heaven and on earth is his.(psalm 24:1) What is it that you want? Have you asked or are you afraid to because you think Father wouldn’t give it to you or that he would be annoyed that you asked or that he would say that you already have to much? Why to do you feel that way? Perhaps you need to get to know Father better. He loves to lavish good gifts on his children. Do you know Him as a lavishing Father?

Luke 15:21–24 (NLT) — 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ 22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

Matthew 7:11 (NLT) — 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Romans 8:31–32 (NLT) — 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

Little God = little asking. Big God = Big asking. Get to know the Father and see how that changes your perception of him and your asking.

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