What Would YOU Ask For?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

2 Chronicles 1:7
That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.

O-bservation:

King David had died, and King Solomon had been firmly established as king over Israel at 20 years of age. Earlier that day, Solomon had addressed all of Israel and the commanders over the armies of Israel. He then went to the bronze altar in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. Later that evening, God spoke to Solomon and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

A-pplication:

Obviously, Solomon started his kingly duties in such a way that it pleased the Lord. He came to the young man that night and made Solomon a promise that He would give him anything he asked for. Solomon asked for WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE. God was so pleased with this answer that He told Solomon He would give him wisdom and knowledge, but also great wealth. All of this came to pass in time. The question lies before us today. If God said to you, “ask for whatever it is you want of Me, and I will give it to you,” What Would YOU Ask For? That’s an interesting question because it’s not a question any of us have been asked by the Lord the way Solomon was asked. Certainly, there have been people since Solomon that God made the same offer to, but we don’t know of them. I hope God could trust me with the right answer if He asked me, but once again, “What Would YOU Ask For?”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, Being in the position he was in at such a young age, maybe Solomon asked for the right things because he was so scared of his new position. Maybe he was more desperate for wisdom to lead than he was for money. Whatever the answer is to this amazing response of Solomon, help me today to answer whatever it is that you’re asking of me correctly. Amen
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Just Ask

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Lamentations 5:21
Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old.

O-bservation:

At the very end of this book of tears, written by the “Weeping Prophet” Jeremiah, he speaks for the people to the Lord. He says, “Put us back together with You. Please, Lord, turn us toward You. Maybe then it could be like it used to be in the good old days” (paraphrase).

A-pplication:

When Jeremiah penned these words, Judah was full-on stripped of its former greatness. Most of the inhabitants of Judah were living in Babylon, and this remnant had been left in Judah to eke out some kind of existence. Judah had known greatness in the past. It had known the blessing and protection and prosperity of Almighty God, but instead of living humbly before the Lord, the people began to live like all other heathen nations. God never turned His back on His people until they turned their backs on Him. That’s why the prophet said, “Turn Us Toward You” in another translation. Why? Because they were too weak to do it on their own. All they could do was “Just Ask.” All victories that men and women ever win in the realm of the Spirit always begin with an “ASK.” Whatever you may be facing this AM, Jesus is waiting for you to initiate the miracle. And ... the miracle begins when you’re ready to “Just Ask.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, You know everything there is to know about me. You know more than I know about myself. I think I know what I need, but I’m here to “Just Ask” You to give me what I need. Amen
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In HIS Time

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

John 15:7
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

O-bservation:

Here Jesus gave His disciples a word concerning their faithfulness. He said, “If you stay with me and you keep my words in you, then whatever you ask for will come to pass.”

A-pplication:

I must say this is an unusual promise. I’ve seen it work a hundred times, and I’ve seen it not work a hundred times. Wait ... let me say it better. The times I didn’t see it work I had put my time limit on it. What I mean is, as I was reading this passage this AM I saw a note on this verse I had marked and it said “such and such needs to happen by 12-31-15.” Well ... IT DIDN’T HAPPEN! But guess what, I’m just fine. I weathered the storm at that time and learned to trust God more. As I looked this AM at the ultimatum I gave God three years ago, I’m more convinced now than ever that it will HAPPEN! But I’m more convinced that it will happen “In HIS Time.” When It does happen In HIS Time, my life will be all the richer. My faith will have grown, and I will be more determined than ever that God works all things together for my good! So today, take your time limits off the ask and ask for what YOU need. He’ll answer In HIS Time.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I’m thankful to know that you always keep your promises in YOUR time. Amen
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More Wisdom Is Needed

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

O-bservation:

James was the brother of Jesus, and if anyone knew, James knew. He said if you need Wisdom, just ask the Lord and He'll give it to you.

A-pplication:

What most people call wisdom today, they label with the adjective conventional. In fact, the two letters CW stand for that, across North America. "Conventional Wisdom" is the wisdom everyone relies on for decision making. The doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist, laborer, computer programmers, and parents mostly use CW. What happens, however, when the decisions mount and they're not related, time is pressing in and people are asking for a decision, and maybe you've been under a lot of stress beyond the issues mentioned. What do you do then? Exactly what Jesus' brother James said. He said, "If you need wisdom ask the Lord and He will give it to you." Whenever you get to the point where "More Wisdom Is Needed," just ask Jesus. He's promised to get it to you today.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I'm so thankful that I don't have to be a complete genius for You to help me today. I need Wisdom and I'm really in a rush. Please answer me? Amen
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Today Could Be Your Day

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

O-bservation:

This statement was made by our great God, Jesus Christ. He didn't say to ask only once, and He didn't say to ever stop asking concerning a certain issue. He just said Ask ... Pray ... And BELIEVE that it's yours, and it will happen!

A-pplication:

From my own experience, I have asked, prayed, and believed it's mine on one day and have received the miracle on that same day. Then I have asked, prayed, and believed it's mine and am still believing it's mine and it's been four years now since I first asked, prayed, and believed it was mine. Jesus made a promise to each of His followers in history, including you and me. The date and time that His miracle supply comes through was never mentioned. He just said you will receive it. So often, I've spoken to someone who was in deep trouble, only to hear that they had bailed on the relationship with God. I ask them, “Why?" Many times their answer is, “Well I asked, I prayed, and I believed it was mine, and it never happened, so I figured God doesn't keep His word.” What are you asking, praying, and believing for? No, seriously. What is it that you're trusting the Lord for today? My encouragement to you is just keep asking, praying, and believing it's yours today! Because ... "Today Could Be Your Day!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, As I read this passage this AM, I immediately thought of that one prayer I've been asking, praying, and believing was mine for the past four years. I'm so encouraged because I realize that "Today Could Be My Day!" Amen
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