Question: Why do you take the time out to ASK God to give you something when you ARE NOT willing to give God anything?
Message: God is willing to give to everyone and He wants everyone to have all their hearts desire BUT… You must first be willing to give to God first. The bible says in Luke 6:38 “Give and it shall be given to you.” So the first part of being able to receive is that you must first GIVE!!!
Matthew 7:7 says “ASK and it shall be given to you; SEEK and you will find; KNOCK and the door will be opened to you.” This verse is simply telling you that you must act first THEN God will act!!! Basically if you are not willing to do your part then you’re not ready for God to do His part! And maybe that’s why God has not answered your requests or prayers yet simply because you have not made the TIME to spend with God or you have not made a REAL EFFORT to get with God or you have decided you don’t have the ENERGY it takes to give to God or you simply don’t want to do anything FOR God!!! WELL if that’s the case then what can God do for you if you are not willing to do for HIM?! The answer to this is simple HE DOES NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING!!! He’s GOD, He has what YOU need so the desire to do for HIM is far greater than the request you have for HIM to do for YOU!!!
The bible says in Matthew 22:37 “Jesus replied: Love the Lord God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:38 says “This is the first and greatest commandment.”
If you can’t get the FIRST and GREATEST commandment right then how do you expect God to put you FIRST when you have decided to not put Him first?!
We HAVE GOT TO DO THINGS RIGHT!!! GOD FIRST AND ALL THAT OTHER STUFF LATER!!! SO NOW… GO TO CHURCH!!! GET OUT OF BED!!! STOP MAKING EXCUSES AFTER EXCUSES FOR YOUR REASONS FOR NOT ATTENDING CHURCH AND FOR NOT SPENDING TIME WITH GOD!! STOP PUTTING OTHER THINGS BEFORE GOD!!! And Most Of All… STOP ASKING GOD TO DO THINGS FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO THINGS FOR GOD!!! AMEN!!!
Here’s a link to help you decide to get back with God… http://m.wikihow.com/Commune-with-God-(Christianity)