A woman who was often sad and troubled about life, appeared one evening at a meeting. Her face was shining. Giggles of delight bubbled over and out of her with every word she spoke. We wondered what had changed.
Then she told us: She had begun praying for herself that week. Not just general prayers of “make me feel better” but very specific prayers for herself.
She admitted that she had always prayed for her family members and extended family, for her co-workers and those she saw who passed through her grocery check-out aisle. But never had she presented specific requests to God for herself . . . until this week. What a different person she was now becoming . . . because she asked and God heard her requests.
May I encourage you, too, to take the time to discover your most heart-felt needs. Then talk with God about them.
Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8