“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
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Okay, I read the last phrase "give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him." Is that new? Who put that in there when I was looking? Jesus says, "Ask and it will be given you" and we rarely read any further because we just whipped out our Santa Claus lists. We think we are so mature now that we no longer ask for a new bike or the brand name headsets. Now at least we know to ask for bits and pieces of spirit - strength, patience, healing, wisdom. Have I ever said asked, "Lord, give me your Spirit?" What would be the circumstances that would motivate me to ask that? Would I be desperate? At the end of all options? What would happen if God answered that prayer? Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. And then pray like Jesus taught us asking for what we truly need - God right here, right now.
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Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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