GET YOUR ASKS IN SHAPE!
Have you ever noticed that kids have no problem asking for anything? My kids are bold, relentless, and specific with their asks. While their audacity certainly has a form of childishness, I also think it models the childlikeness that should mark us as sons and daughters of God.
Just look at what Jesus says in Matthew 7:
“Ask [aitéo], and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (7-8 ESV)
Throughout the gospels, you’ll find Jesus using the Greek word aitéo to describe how we should pray to our Heavenly Father. This Greek word carries a confidence and assurance that is rooted in the sense of belonging. Aitéo doesn’t know timidity. It is a bold word for those who know they have a right to make a request and the right to expect a response.
Now, to be perfectly clear, I’m not suggesting that you get all selfish or childish in your approach to God. Instead, I’m encouraging asks that make room for the miraculous in your life. Asks that locate the eternity placed in your heart. Asks that give you eyes to see the evidence of God’s faithfulness all around you. And asks that bring you closer to your Father’s heart, so that you may feel what He feels and do what He does.
Take a few minutes to watch the video and then share it with some of your friends who may need to get their asks in shape.
P.S. If you’re scared to ask because you think you’ll ask for the wrong thing, then find comfort in knowing that your Father will never give you something that isn’t good (see Matthew 7:9-11; James 1:17).
P.P.S. The Sons & Daughters Team and community would love to pray with you, so be sure to share some of your asks below.