Ask God for What You Want
We were greeters at church that Sunday morning. We had only been attending about six months. We were still getting to know others so greeting was a big step. Before service started Pastor came up to us and asked if he could stop by our house later in the afternoon. We said sure. I looked up at my husband and said, “He is going to offer me a job.” He responded, “Yeah, right.” That afternoon, Pastor sat at our dining room table and asked me to join the church staff focusing on Sr. High youth ministry.
Some people think I am a little blunt with God. Scripture tells us to ask, seek and knock. Quite frankly, if God knows my every thought, why should I mince words? I had left my previous youth ministry position burned out. So, a couple of months before our Sunday morning as greeters, I began to pray daily. It was something like this: God, I really like this church we are attending. I’m not sure if you are wanting me back in youth ministry, but if you are this is the church I want to be working at. Wouldn’t it be great if the local university didn’t have an intern for them this fall? Then they would need me :0) That is exactly what happened. There was no intern and they needed me.
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14 NIV
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11 NIV