[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I [/dropcap] married a man who has this ability to ask for things. He’s never afraid to ask about anything. Most of the time, I’m like Mark, you can’t ask that . . . yet he does. And surprisingly, he finds a lot of favor simply because he’s not afraid to ask. I’m learning a lot from him as I’ve never been one to ask for anything. Yet I’ve noticed that it doesn’t get me very far. 🙁
This past Sunday was quite a unique one in that the first service at church was one that went in a very different direction than what was planned. And long story short, at the end of the service, we were asked to pray for each other and to give an encouraging word to someone else. So Mark and I got up and prayed for a friend of mine, and then Mark told me that he wanted to go and see one of the older members of our church. This member is a prayer warrior, so I was a bit intimidated at the thought of praying for him. However, Mark surprised me a whole lot by asking this man if he would pray that our boys would get a bit of what’s in him. The prayer warrior was very surprised by Mark’s request. 🙂 And it turned in to quite the sharing/prayer/encouragement time for all 3 of us. We were blessed immensely. And it reaffirmed my observation that it’s beneficial to speak up and ask.
So I’ve taken this to heart as we’ve had a week of things breaking down, major items needing repair, and just a long list of needs. Yet it’s not a list that’s too long or too hard for God. And I’m His child, so I can feel free to ask. He can feel free to say no. 🙂 He knows what we need, and He knows that I’m not one to ask for a lot. So I’m not in excess to ask for our needs to be met, as he’s already promised to meet our needs. I’m just taking Him at His Word.
And I’m trusting that I’ll have some great testimonies to give pretty soon . . . 🙂