You Have Not Because You Ask Not. If we want the will of God to be done in this earth, it is our responsibility to pray that His will is done. Matthew 6:9-10 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by they name, They kingdom come, They will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” I don’t know about you, but as long as I’m here on this earth, I want to be surrounded by the will of my Heavenly Father!
God has called each and every one of us to pray. In fact, it seems that He cannot carry out His plan on the earth without the prayers of His saints, which means we have a mighty job to do in prayer!
We are supposed to ask, and then He answers. I know that God is all knowing. Jesus said the Father already knows what we need before we ask Matthew 6:32 “For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.” He also knows our desires. But He still require that we ask Him for those things. James 4:2 says, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” God expects us to ask!
John 16:23-24 “And that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
Jesus spoke these words to His disciples. He was speaking to you and me. And He said that whatsoever we ask in His name, the Father will give it to us. Jesus was urging us to ask!
God desires to give us the things we need and want. But we still must ask Him for them. As we boldly ask God to meet our needs and wants, we will receive answers from Him.