”See how I am presuming to speak to my Lord, though I am but dust and ashes.” Genesis 18:27.
Often times, we do not believe we have the right, or that it is right, to press God for what we need. We see it as bold and audacious behavior and should not be part of our relationship with God.
And yet Abraham, the one chosen by God to be the father of three great world religions, demonstrates his nervy behavior by pressing God with his persistence. Do we approach God with the same tenacity and self-assuredness that Abraham did, or do we slink back and take whatever comes our way and complain that we are in a bad way? God invites us to ask for what we need and to do so bravely and confidently.
So what is something you need from God at this time? Is it a new job? Is it a loving relationship? Is it a great start for your kids to the new school year? By asking for what we need, we allow God to send it to us in God’s way and in God’s time. We don’t get to determine that, we only get to do the asking.
After we have made our requests to God, we must be alert to watch for what He sends us, as the answer to our prayer may be adroitly masked in a casing we did not expect.
Be bold today. Ask God for what you need and then be patient and watchful, expecting that He will answer your prayer.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 extension 718.