The principle of life is that as we ask, we receive. Jesus promised in John that when we ask and receive, that our joy will be full.
John 16:24 – Until now you have not asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Often we have not because we ask not. The Bible encourages us to ask so that we may receive and also that our joy may be full. We have the divine capacity and the free ability to ask. Our lives are made up of the things we have asked for in the past and the things we keep asking for.
To ask is never to be understood as mere speech. On the contrary, to ask is to consistently perform the tasks necessary to produce the yields we desire. It means we operate out of living faith, the type of faith required to walk with God.
Faith is the currency we use to purchase what we ask for because as we believe , we receive.
Jesus was teaching his followers this divine principle because up to that point they never had because they never asked. God wants to give us what we ask for but He is waiting on us to ask. To ask is a very hard process that we must all go through. The reason why we ask is to receive and in this instance Jesus is saying receive that your joy may be full.
Our very joy is dependent on our ability and boldness when we ask. We must know that we have what it takes to take what we want. As a result we must take what we want and so we must ask.
We must know that we have what it takes to take what we want.
Ask Until You Receive
To ask, as stated earlier is not mere speech. Sometimes to ask will mean to toil through long nights and to endure many fights in order to reach our heavenly heights. It means to act in living faith. Jacob had to ask Labon for 14 years if he could marry Rachel (Genesis 29:18-30). If Jacob had given up in working for Labon in any of those years he would never have received his bride, but Jacob asked.
See also : Evidence of the Thing Not Seen
To ask can be a very lengthy process but we must ask because we must receive. Endurance is the key when we ask because anyone that asks must be patient in waiting until they receive what they ask for.
As you move along, I implore you to ask of God what you require and your faithful God will follow up on His promise. You have what it takes and you must take what you want. God Bless You!
Useful Prayer: Dear God, I ask you for the divine capacity to ask that I may receive from your holy fountain the water of life. I pray that you will teach me how to endure as I believe You for what you have promised. Help me to help the people around me do the same. Amen.