While growing up, I enjoyed the company and hospitality of my grandmother. Each time I visited her, I was sure of getting what to eat or drink. One day, before she fell sick and went to be with the Lord, I travelled from the city to see her in Aduma, Mkpani, where she lived. After exchanging pleasantries, I observed that she took a bottle of Coca-Cola, stretched forth her hand and prayed to God to bless it before drinking. In amazement, I realized that I need to commit to God even the bottle of Coke or water I take before drinking.
Many of us overlook this and do not care about praying over some of the things we eat or drink. Many also fail to carry all the issues of life to God in prayer. In a popular hymn, Charles Converse reminds us: “…What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear. All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
Of a truth, we forfeit peace and bear needless pain when we fail to carry everything to God in prayer. The apostle Paul admonishes us to be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and tapping into God’s promises, with thanksgiving, make our request known to God (See Philippians 4:6). God has given us a key – prayer, to access Him and the endowments of His Kingdom, which many have ignored and prefer to shed tears when faced with issues of concern.
God wants us to register every of our heart desires in His ‘Ability Book’. He already knows that the wayward or stubborn child of yours needs deliverance. God knows that your rent, school fee and other bills are due for payment. He understands that you have not had any meal as you ought to and that you need to be free from disease and sickness. God also knows that you have lost your joy and peace. In all of these, God wants you to talk to Him about your heart desires and to believe that He can handle everything you ask or think.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Ephesians 3:20)
It is worthy of note that nothing is too small or big for God to handle; however, while we ask, we need to have a relationship with Him and in faith ask in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” (John 16:23)
When you ask, believe that you have received your heart desire and you shall have it (See Mark 11:24). May God grant us the grace to take everything to Him in prayers. If you are yet to have a relationship with God, say this prayer of salvation: Lord Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Come into my heart. I receive You as my Lord and Savior; I believe that You came, died for me and rose again to save me. Conform me to Your likeness. I declare that I am born again. Amen!
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