James 4:2 – Because Ye Ask Not

James 4:2
 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

-We have not because we ask not.  The best-kept secret in the Christian life.  It is promised that we will have heartache and tribulation in the world (John 16:33), but how much of that heartache might we be spared if we simply asked the Heavenly Father for a reprieve?  We are likewise blessed beyond measure, but how much more blessing could be ours if we simply asked the one who is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”? (Ephesians 3:20)  We all have jobs to do on this side of eternity; opportunities to bring glory to God in Heaven.  Having said that, remember that in any situation, the best thing you can do is not to witness, not to argue, not to strive in our own strength; the best thing we can do for ourselves and everyone around us is to pray.

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