You Have Not…


… because you ask not.

During a conversation I was having regarding what I wanted, God spoke these words to me. In the midst of that conversation, I couldn’t contemplate the words. Since then I’ve given them much thought.

     James 4:2
    You do not have because you do not ask God.

I have a deep desire
I’ve spoken it many time to others
But not to God
Because I’m waiting
And not so patiently at times
Because I’m afraid
What if it’s not what God wants
Or only what I think I want

I know I can ask, but I want to ask with God’s blessing. The last thing I want is to ask for something that God doesn’t want me to have. But bottom line, I haven’t asked.

How do I frame my asking with His will? He knows my truest desire. There are things I think I want, but do I really?

If I keep reading…

     James 4:3
     When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives…

God, you know…

My heart’s desire
What’s best for me
What tomorrow may bring
Bring my desires in line with yours
Help me to wait on your timing
And your best
And give me courage to ask

So what about you? Is there something you want and you haven’t yet asked God for it? What’s holding you back?

On the Journey, Jackie

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