Can I Ask God For Whatever I Want?
What do you want? We all have so many wants and needs. A new car, a family, a baby, a new job, a healthy body, a vacation, enough money to retire (read about retirement here), healing, a move to a new place… The list can go on and on as we are people with needs.
As a believer, there are benefits. The biggest benefit is the eternal life that Jesus said He brings in John 3:16. Many people understand that and have accepted Jesus personally. If you haven’t yet, you can do so now here. However, just as the days when Jesus walked the earth, we have a bunch of religious people out there confusing things in many ways. One way the enemy has hamstrung many believers is what is called Dark Ages Mentality or DAM. There are three nasty little parts of people that mess even Christians up. They are poverty is next to godliness, whatever happens to you is God’s will, and sickness comes from God. They are all wrong and nothing to do with God. Like an earthly father, our heavenly Father wants those who have chosen Him to be blessed above and beyond they could ever imagine.
Whatever I Want?
In Psalm 37:4, we are told that God wants us to have our hearts desires. God is not a bring gifts once a year type of character, but He is our Heavenly Father. Where we ask in faith, we can ask whatever we desire. How can that be?
In the Old Testament of the Bible, we see that people that seek after God are extremely blessed, and those who neglect God have a lot of trouble. Of course, nothing is perfect on this Earth, but with Jesus and strong faith you can overcome. Without faith, you get run over. Great examples of men and women of faith are Daniel, Joseph, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rahab, Sara, Rebecca, and countless others stand out in the Old Testament for having more than what they need. They are prosperous. Prosperity is a great word. Prosperity is having more than you need. God wants you to have more than you need so you can bless others.
Religious people brag that they have given away all they have so they can give to the poor. Christians of strong faith don’t brag about anything because they know everything we have comes from God. However, they take what they have and multiply it and give, give, give, as they have been good stewards with what God has given them. They are blessed so they can be a blessing financially and spiritually to both unbelievers and other followers of Jesus.
‘Whatever’ Is Conditional
Can you have whatever you want? The answer is yes, but it’s a conditional yes. Two musts to are a part of the conditions of having whatever you want.
- Your relationship with God is your number one priority
- You are asking according to God’s will, or His Word (the Bible)
If these two areas are not in line, you can ask but don’t expect anything. It’s not about things, it’s all about our priority relationship with Jesus. With or without the things, we are happy because we’re in God’s Kingdom. Psalm 23 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not WANT..” Why don’t we want anything? You continue in Psalm 23 and we see He has put us in ‘green’ luscious pastures where we are blessed. He hasn’t put us in brown dried out fields.
Jesus challenged us to ask for things in prayer and He used the word, whatever and whoever a lot. Are you a whoever? The key is we have to be in Jesus. In John 15:7, Jesus said if we abide or dwell in Him, we can ask for whatever we want. In God’s Kingdom, nothing is impossible to those who believe. Please understand, according to God, true Bible Faith is expecting what God expects. Not suffering and just getting by.
What does the Bible Say About Asking For Whatever Your Want?
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
– John 14:12-14 (NKJV)
23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
– John 16:23-24 (NKJV)
14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
-1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV)
As you can see, Jesus teaches us to ask for what we want or need. Of course, if we don’t ask according to His Word, or we don’t know Him, we have no promise of anything.
Don’t be confused by people trying to make you religious. Read the Bible for yourself and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what He is saying. He inspired the men and women who wrote the Bible you have in your hands. He will inspire you as well if you ask. Haven’t received the baptism of the Holy Spirit or not sure how to talk to Him, you can start here.
Now go ahead, talk to God. Share with Him your heart’s desires. He is so pleased to fellowship with you each day! He wants to bless His children spiritually, physically, and financially. If you are not His child, you need Jesus and can accept Him today.
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