Ask well // 31-08-18

“You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James‬ ‭4:2-3‬ ‭NIV

James highlights here two ways that we can get it wrong when it comes to prayer. Either we don’t even bother asking God for what we need or we’re asking with only selfish motives! Neither result in a thriving relationship with Him or knowing His good, pleasing and perfect will! Lord, save me from self sufficiency and self seeking prayers! In calling me to a life beyond myself and my capabilities please help me to stay close and reliant on You to provide all I need. Fill me with Your power, with a greater expectation of Your glorious plans, the wisdom to know Your way, the courage to follow and the faith to obey! I don’t want to miss out on Your very best for me so lead me today I pray. Amen 🙏🏼