103 AskingPosted: November 5, 2015
Shame says not to ask for what we want. Humility gives us permission to ask. We are not acting in humility when we do not ask God for what we want. We need to ask God before asking anyone else in order to keep God first in our lives. We need to remember that He is the source of all good things. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
“You may ask Me for anything in My Name, and I will do it.” John 14:14
We try to prove ourselves by making our own way in this world. We need to acknowledge our dependence on God. In owning our need for Him, we let go of our perfectionism. Pretending that we can do it all on our own involves denial. When we try on our own to figure out all the solutions to our problems, we weary our souls.
God knows more than we ever could about every minute detail of our lives. He commands us to trust Him and give Him first place in our lives. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
We think we are bothering God when we ask Him for too many things. We think we are humble when we don’t ask for help for some things, but in not asking, we put ourselves back on our own resources and strength. We humble ourselves when we trust Him.
Striving to ask,
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