ASK and the Conditions and Promises

The directive… 

The bible is full of promises associated with our asking. God directs us to ASK. Here are just a few examples: 

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22  And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith

John 14:14  if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

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

John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

The conditions…

Did you  notice them? There are conditions, if-then statements to this promise. 
IF you believe. IF you have faith. IF you ask in His name. 

The promise…

THEN… it will be given to you, whatever you ask. 

Why? How?

How can such a promise be given? Just ask? Why would that promise be given? Here’s the deal, in that last one you even get a “maybe”. But I think the important part is that we ask with FAITH because in faith we won’t be asking too much in the lines of “out of bounds”. But even then, God has a plan for us and sometimes his “no” is an answer to a bigger yes, one we have not thought of yet. 

Seek out in scripture how many times God tells us to “just ask” and make a list of all the conditions he places on that. What did you learn from your take on all this? 

Learn more about this 31-day challenge here. 
Find the rest of my 31 days of five-ish minute free writes here.


About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Asking has produced much fruit in my life. These conditions are so true and God is so true to His promises. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, and the kind words, I appreciate it greatly.

Leave a Reply

Close Menu