I can amaze myself sometimes. I’ve been in the game now officially 5 years and it feels like I am riding the Batman ride at six flags most days. Just when you think you got all the answers God comes back and says you’ve got more room to grow.
No problem God….smh
One lesson that I seem to be reminded of constantly is learning to ask God for “good things” in his eyes. We can learn from our ancient bible friends like David to ask for a clean heart and renew a right spirit. However, there is nothing wrong with asking God for a baby, spouse, car, house, etc. But there are things that make God smile when we ask and perhaps we forget about them because life seems to pull at us on every side.
What are these “good things”? I’ll list a few below…
Oh boy! You will tug on the heart-strings of God if you ask for this right here!
His word tells us, “Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6
Essentially what you are asking God is to clean you from the inside out; to make you whole. You have heart and desire to be more like him. To walk in the Spirit and not the flesh. There is nothing more pleasing to God than this…besides the faith that goes behind believing this.
The peace God gives will leave you in a place of tranquility. Only God can do this! No substance on earth can bring this kind of peace. If we could just learn to keep our minds on Jesus we can have it. Every single day! No matter the situation you face! I can remember a moment in my life where I should have just lost it. My mother died in 2014, she was only 57, and I was 32. I carried for months such a rest, a peace from God that I couldn’t even grieve my mother’s death until months down the road. As a matter a fact I rejoiced! She got saved a week before she died and that lifted my soul.
Gifts of the Spirit…
Healing the sick, casting out devils, teaching the word of God, winning souls, missionary, pastor/preacher, etc. These are gifts that you may be uncertain about, or you may have and don’t how to activate it. These are good gifts from the Lord and should be used to bring him glory, not ourselves.
God loves us so much and blesses us everyday, uniquely for each one of his precious children. There are many things we can ask God for, but as we watch time and this world wind down learn to ask for “good things” in the Father’s eyes.