“You do not have, because you do not ask God.” James 4:1-8
The trouble with so many of us Believers is that we just can’t believe that God is speaking and listening to us – personally!
He speaks to us personally through the Bible and through our thoughts and circumstances. He does so because He really loves to fellowship with us and longs to help us in our times of trouble.
I used to think: for the Lord God of Heaven and Earth to actually want to walk and talk with little old me is like asking the Queen of England to stop her cavalcade and actually summons me for a one on one chat.
It just doesn’t happen that way and so I don’t even spend time dwelling on it.
And yet over the days and weeks I kept hearing in my ‘inner man’ His words: “What do you want me to do for you?”
So, I took me a writing pad and began a long and detailed list of all my needs related to work, relationships, and ill health. Ill health being my greatest need. After all if you don’t have good health you don’t have the energy to do anything!
I kept writing and writing and writing! I listed specific desires I had as a new Christian: A wife, a Ministry, a good business, great friends, money and health. All the usual things.
Exhausted, some time later I packed up my pad and pen and headed back home.
It wasn’t until I reached home that I finally began to realise the objective as a Christian was not to aquire things but a Person – the Person of Jesus Christ. What I truly want and what Jesus wants is Relationship! He’ll provide everything else – including good health.