A Command To Ask

As I have written recently, you know that my Aunt passed away.  As we cleaned out her apartment there were so many memories.  She had saved so many things as mementos over the years.  With each memory came a few tears also.

As we were cleaning things out different relatives wanted different things.  You would ask about some particular thing and someone would say that someone else got it.  If you wanted something you had to ask for it.  If you did not ask for it then the item was either sent to the trash dumpster or it was sent to the mission.

In our verse for today God is telling Jeremiah to tell the children of Israel to “ask”.  Look at Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

The word “ask” means to request; by extension, to demand.  James tells us in James 4:2, “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”  We need to ask.  We refer to Him as our Heavenly Father; but, we do not treat Him that way.  As a father I want my children to come to me and ask for things.  This way I can teach them valuable lessons for life.  If they never ask then I might not be able to teach them these lessons.  God does the same for us too.  This is why He commands us to ask.

So, how are you doing?

Somebody’s Prayin’ For You

Friday evening I had the privilege of attending a cottage prayer meeting at a local Church not too far from home.  I really enjoy these kind of meetings.  No, it does not have to do with the menu either just so you know.

The ladies stay in the fellowship hall and pray as this keeps them close to the kitchen and it ensures there is food fit to eat for the meal afterwards.  As I was kneeling at the altar I listened and heard the Pastor of this Church calling my name and the name of my wife and our son.  Well, you know what happened next.  Tears began to flow like rivers.  Then, I began to hear another Pastor friend who was there also begin calling our names in prayer too.  I could hardly contain myself and truthfully maybe I should have not kept it in.

What a peace swept over my at that moment.  Wow!  It was like my Father put His arms around me and whispered to me that everything was going to be alright.  It would not be pleasant; but, alright.  In other words we would make it through these dark days.  Thank You my Father!

When you are prompted to pray for someone I hope you do it right then.  You never know what their need is at that moment and you could be the avenue that God uses to speak a prayer that gets answered.  Glory to His name!

So, how are you doing?

Hebrews 7:25, “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”