September 29, 2010

Asking God for Cake?

"[Jesus said,] 'Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.

Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone?

Or is he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!'" (Matthew 7:7-11)

Some Christians interpret that whatever you ask God for, He will give you, from peace to boyfriends, from a college acceptance to a good hair day. I read this passage and only just realized that little phrase in there that I emphasized in the quote: what is good!

When we ask our parents for fish and bread--food--we are asking them for something that we need. Now, how about if we asked them point-blank for cake? Or the extension of a curfew? A car? If they're wise, they're going to give us what they believe is good for us. Isn't it the same way with God? He'll absolutely provide us with EVERY necessity we need and everything He promised us in His word--peace, for instance--and He will also give us what He knows is going to be good for us.

Girl talk: What's some evidence of this you've seen in your life?

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