Because You Ask Not

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Do you ever get so busy with life and taking care of others or simply completing what’s required of you each day, that you don’t stop and recognize that you’re personally just getting by?

After a few rough weeks, I caught the virus our kids had been passing around. After about three days with serious sinus drainage I could tell I was undoubtedly getting a sinus infection.  My entire face hurt and it felt like I had ten cavities on one side of my mouth. Monday and Tuesday of this week I did my best to go about my daily tasks, but I was struggling and finding it impossible.

Until last night…

That’s when The Lord brought me straight here:

Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7

And it dawned on me…

“I’ve been going through my routine, trying to work in my own strength. I’ve been striving to overcome, and for some reason I haven’t asked.”

“I haven’t stopped and asked the Great Healer, my Abba Daddy to heal me. I’ve been so caught up in all that’s going on with everyone around me, I haven’t come to the ONE who desires to bring peace and healing in me.”

I adore those moments where the Holy Spirit shakes me up and takes me out of my dreamland and reminds me of exactly what I need. Last night I cried out to my Lord. I prayed, “Lord, I need healing. I need you to do a work in me so I can do what you’ve called me to do. Please set me free from this sickness. Please give me rest tonight! Please heal me Father!”

Can I testify, y’all? I went to bed exhausted and in pain and I woke up completely energized and pain free! Seriously! The sinus drainage is nearly completely gone! I haven’t felt this good in weeks. I felt so good, I was able to get up early and run, which has been the farthest thing from my mind for weeks.

All of this sort of makes me feel like an idiot. I’m usually crying out for my kids and others and here I am just coping, when I know the Creator of the universe. What’s up with that? I never asked for the one thing I needed.

What do you need today?

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

There is a Healer, Provider, Friend that sticks closer than a brother, and Redeemer waiting on you to ask. Ask and receive.

What big or small things are you asking for today? I’d love to join with you in prayer! Let me know!