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Ask, Seek, Knock


“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8

A new friend and sister in Christ, recently told me that I need to be specific when praying and asking God for things: “Be specific in what you ask for and He will surprise you with His best.”

I’ve always been a little timid, feeling unworthy coming to Him with my needs and desires. I felt like I should be grateful for His provision and thought if I desired more or felt I needed more, it meant I was ungrateful for what He had already provided or the blessings we’ve already experienced.

I’m learning that those thoughts are not from Him at all. He wants us to pray and come to Him with everything. There is nothing too small or too great for our God and He wants us as His children to be bold and confident in our prayer life.

Lately, I’ve been feeling some momentum and feel strongly that the Lord is prompting me to step out of the boat when it comes to Renewed Spirit Home. There are so many reasons why it appears impossible for this dream to grow, but GOD...

Sunday afternoon I sat on the couch while the boys napped and talked with God telling Him I needed my next piece to work on. I was open with Him about our lack of funds and my anxiety about spending money that is not budgeted for. He already knows of course but what I’m coming to understand is that it is the time, the relationship, the bond and the love that the Lord desires from us so spending time being completely open with Him, is what it is really about.

By dinner time, I had this beautiful antique piece in my possession.

When I went to pick it up, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was and when the owner told me it belonged to the grandmother of her ex-husband and she had no emotional attachment to it, I knew that it was God’s handiwork.

I am forever growing and maturing in my walk with Him, and this way of coming to the throne and literally laying it all at His feet feels like true growth. There’s a comfort and peace when I’m praying to Him rather than the panic I had felt in the past when I was too insecure to recognize my worth in Him.

I am the daughter of the Most High King and my Heavenly Father forever sits on the throne. That is who I am in Him.

As children of God, you are sons and daughters in this same way. Be bold and confident in your prayer life and He will surprise you with His best!

With Love,

Stacey


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