Have you had your JOY JUICE today? God always has an abundant supply ready for those who ask!
When you pray, do you ask God to bless you abundantly? Or do you think that would be selfish?! Through the years I’ve discovered that our Heavenly Father DELIGHTS in our coming before Him and asking Him to pour out His blessings on us.
Think about it from this perspective. If you are a parent (or grandparent) and one of your children came to you humbly with open hands, what would be your first question? Probably something like: “Do you need something that I can help you with?” If they responded by telling you their desire but also expressed that they want you to give them what you think is best…..wouldn’t your heart be touched?
Is that our attitude when we go to our Heavenly Father? Or do we give Him our “Christmas wish list” and expect immediate results? The next time you ask God for something, examine your request and see if you can truly say, “God, this is my desire, but I trust that You know what is best for me.” If we would start praying like this, we might be astonished at all the blessings that would begin to flow.
We can take a lesson from Paul in Philippians 3:8 “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Paul had discovered the secret to abundance…..a genuine, bold JOYful love for the Lord.
We can have abundant JOY by drinking the JOY JUICE of JESUS faithfully and praying His best for us is all areas..