I am learning to be ever-ready for God to use every situation, position, and circumstance in my life for a word. It has been the most rewarding portion of my journey. Let me encourage you to always be ready for a Word from the Lord, because He’s always speaking. I can honestly say, I wake up most mornings, excited like “what do you have to say to me today, Lord, because I know it’s something” lol. It may leave me with a myriad of emotions, but He always has a WORD! How amazing it is to be a child of the Living King.
Friday, I was on my way to the GRC girls’ high school basketball game in support of Damión’s friend, but prior to, had a book to drop off for Nakiia. She is currently in her second semester of college and doing quite well, so shout out to her. As Nakiia, Tamiia, and myself stood outside talking, Kyleigh (their cousin) noticed I was giving her a book. Just as I was doing so, Kyleigh looked at me and said, “Will you get me a book?”
Me: “What kind of book?”
Kyleigh: “Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties”
After having her repeat the title a couple of times, I put the title in my phone so I wouldn’t forget. It wasn’t until I had gotten in my car, proceeded down the street to the game, when I realized what had just occurred. I began to laugh. Now Kyleigh knows who I am, but I am not around her often enough to have an established strong relationship. But here was this little lady, seven years old, who knew what she wanted and was going to ask for it. How many of us are like that with our Heavenly Father? How many of us can say, we go to the Lord confidently and boldly not anxious, letting our requests be known; Philippians 4:6.
Let’s make this clear, I in no way am suggesting treating God as a genie in a bottle, pouring out our request and expecting them to magically appear. NO! He ultimately wants a relationship with you and is not here to deliver a million-dollar dream. However, there is something to be said of having a relationship with the Father, being comfortable to ask for something (anything I may add) and waiting confidently for Him to answer your request. When you have a relationship with Him, abiding in Him, He tells us to ask for our desires, and it will be given; John 15:7!
Getting back to this amazing, bold seven-year-old who God used for this blog. I mentioned before, Kyleigh and I not having a strong relationship but came to me boldly and confidently knowing within her heart, I would grant her request. Well, God knows us by name; Psalm 139. Did you know He calls us friend? James 2:23…and he really wants to give us the desires of our hearts. You see, He knew us before we were in our mother’s womb with a plan for our lives. With this plan, and as we seek and chase after Him, our desires become more and more in alignment to God’s will. He’s intentional and strategic I may add!
After the game was over, I went home, pulled out my phone where I stored the title and began searching through the internet to locate this book. (Praise break) The beautiful thing about God, is He doesn’t have to capture what our petitions are, because He is all knowing and doesn’t forget. He even hears our uttered prayers; Romans 8:26-27. (HALLELUJAH!!). When I found the book, I not only purchased the requested book, but also another book…exceeding her expectations. Hmmmm…I know I know, I could jump out of my skin, because it’s true. There have been many times when I have gone before the Lord asking for something, He provide, but blowing my mind with more than I anticipated or asked for. That is His character. To bless exceedingly and abundantly above anything than we could ever ask for or imagine; Ephesians 3:20.
God has so much more for you for me than what is visible to the eye. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” He holds the key to everything we are searching. Let us be encouraged to go to the Lord. I can remember as a child, and even as an adult, me going to my natural father, Norman. When I wanted something, I went to my dad and I asked. I was so comfortable in asking, because he always made me feel I could ask for anything. He also built my confidence in asking, as I was sure that he would grant my request. Our Heavenly Father is the same. He is just waiting on you, on me, to ask. We have not, cause we ask not; James 4:2(b).