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Monday, August 14, 2017

Asking In Faith

In review of Jeremiah 33:3 it says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Bottom Line:
Call on Him and He will answer

What this means to me:
God wants me to call on Him. He wants to bring blessings to my life.

Today's passage comes from the first part of Jeremiah chapter 33. In it Jerusalem is about to become under attack. God speaks to Jeremiah. God assured Jeremiah that he had only to call to God and God would answer. This reminds me that God is ready to answer my prayers, but I must first ask for his assistance. Surely God could take care of my needs without my asking. But when I ask, I acknowledge that he alone is God and that I cannot accomplish in my strength all that is his domain to do. When I do ask, I must humble myself, lay aside my willfulness and worry, and determine to obey him.

In this situation, God would restore Jerusalem, not because the people cried, but because it was part of his ultimate plan. The Babylonian disaster did not change God's purposes for his people. Although Jerusalem would be destroyed, it would be restored again (after the 70-year captivity and in the end times when the Messiah will rule). God's justice is always tempered by his mercy.

What I’m learning is that God doesn’t only want to do great and mighty things through me, He wants to do great and mighty things through me. He will do this by answering my prayers. He is just waiting for me to call on His name and believe that it shall be done. There is no limit to what I can ask God to do, and no limit to His grace.

God’s Word tells me to, ask and receive. It’s that simple, so why do I complicate things so much. Just ask according to God’s infinite mercy and power. Knock Him off His Chair, so to speak, with a faith that would excite him. When I do, I will certainly see His mighty hand beginning to work in and around me.

I serve a big God! So I can be assured that I can ask for something big and know that God will deliver all that I need according to His glorious riches.