Is it hard for you to ask for advice? Do you rather wander aimlessly around than humble yourself and ask for help? Why is it so hard to admit that we are lost? It must be pride. We want to pretend at all cost that we know what we are doing. But the sooner we admit we are clueless, the sooner we are en route in the right direction. This is also true in our spiritual life.
We don’t need to know everything. Actually, I find people who ask poignant questions to be the most effective and powerful. They get the info they need when they need it and then they’re ready to move along like pros. That’s how I want to live my life. I want to be good at asking questions and gathering knowledge. Especially in spiritual matters.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Phil. 4:6, NIV,*)
Just ask God
God is the source of all that is worth knowing. And he is the ultimate guide because he knows what’s best for us. Why don’t we then just ask him for direction and help? For the same reasons, we don’t ask for help from others. Pride. Stupidity.
Or we think we should not bother God Almighty with our problems. But, boy, we couldn’t be more wrong. God is waiting for us to come to him with anything and everything that runs through our minds. Really. How else could he help us?
So just ask God what he thinks of your situation, your thoughts, your future. So go ahead. Just ask God whatever you’ve always wanted to ask
Forgive us for being so stubborn to stay away from you.
Especially because we so desperately need you.
Thank you for welcoming us to ask you anything.
Speak to us. Show the way. Share your wisdom.
Surround us with your empowering grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Is it difficult for you to ask for help? Why/why not? Do you remember to ask God questions? Why/why not?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you draw close to God and communicate intimately with him.
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].