WHAT ARE YOU ASKING GOD FOR?
Today’s devotion poses a very important question, “What are you asking God for?” Our God is inviting us to come to Him for our needs and concerns. That is a blessing. Whenever we ask God for something, we need to remember to ask that His Will might be done. I would argue strongly that many of us are engaged in what is called “prosperity ministry” — meaning that we ask God for material things. Many of us have been blessed with much, however there are countless people who would love to have just a little of what we have. We must be careful, when we pray, that we do not ask God for things that are temporary, or things that have real no meaning to our spiritual walk. God will give us the desires of our hearts, but we must have a deep and abiding relationship with God. In Psalm 27:4, we find these words:
“The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.”
The psalmist acknowledges the Lord as his light and salvation. He is aware that when the enemy comes against him, they will stumble and fall. He is asking the Lord to develop a deep and abiding love in his heart for Him that he might find himself enjoying the Lord’s affections while meditating on Him in His Holy Temple. He knows the Lord will conceal him in time of trouble and will be merciful unto him. When you get a chance, read this entire psalm. See how the Lord teaches the psalmist to stay on the right path, not allowing him to fall into the hands of the evil one. The question for today is, “What are you asking God for?” Prayerfully, like the psalmist, we are asking the Lord to dwell in our hearts.