Expect God to grant your requests and ask Him for what you want with this journal prompt.
Ask God for what you need! He is the Supplier. Nothing is too big or too small for Him. We are prone to wonder whether God really cares about something trivial. But if it matters to us, it matters to our Lord! We are also prone to wonder whether God can help us with the difficulties we face. But when we surrender every part of our lives to God, He is able to work miracles into the everyday. The Lord does so much more for us than we could ever do for ourselves. Expect God to provide & He will!
When we ask God to do something for us, to grant us something, we are able to know that He will. We do not have to wonder or worry, as we would if we relied on our own performance. Instead, we are free to focus on the truth: that God will always deliver what He promises. It is a little ironic that when we stop concerning ourselves with the certainty of a situation, we free up space to actually work on the situation.
There are 3 Expectations we can have for God. We can expect God to Delight, we can expect God to Answer, and we can expect God to Give.
Expect God to Delight
I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.Psalm 5:3
This scripture has two parts: 1) laying our requests before God, and 2) waiting expectantly. So, what does it mean to wait expectantly? Our expectations are so powerful. An optimistic mindset will help you posture yourself to receive everything you ask for. On the flip side, a negative mindset will block any blessings that would otherwise come your way. Thus, the faith that we have in our waiting ultimately affects the outcomes of our lives.
The truth is that we know that nothing is too hard for our God: He is the God of miracles, He is also the God of delight and surprise, and He loves to reveal His goodness to us. When we remember who God is, and who Jesus was, we know that we are entitled to receive what we ask God for.
Expect God to Answer
Communicating with God should be something we do continually. When we read His word, and spend time with Him, we are able to make space for His answers. God answered the cry of the world when He sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ. He already knows our hearts, and exactly what we need.
Exercise: Write out 5 requests that you have for God in your journal. They should be the first things that come to your heart. Then see if there is an underlying theme, or next steps that you can take on these.
Expect God to Give
Ask & it shall be given unto you; seek and ye shall find; knock & the door will be opened unto you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which of you, if your son asks for bead, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.Matthew 7:7-12
This passage from Ask, Seek, Knock focuses on who God is as a giver. He wants to give good gifts to those who ask Him.
I am praying for you to have everything you could ever want +more. I believe that God wants to give you the life you desire. He gives you a vision for the life that you want for a reason! Do not be afraid to ask for what you want. And when you ask, have faith that your Heavenly Father will grant you your requests. Expect God to give you what you need forever!