Faith and Asking

About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them.  Then he sid, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Spend anytime around little children and you discover, for the most part, they love to ask questions.  I have nine wonderful grandchildren–ages 18 months to 15 years.  Of course they very in interests and needs, but the amazing thing about the little ones is the liberty they have in asking their questions.  The shocking thing is they expect me to have the answers!!  The wonderful thing about our heavenly Father, is that He does have answers.  Are we humble enough to ask the questions that are really on our hearts?

Sometime before Christmas I had a heart to heart conversation with the Lord about missing hearing Darryl worship the Lord with his guitar every morning as I would spend time with the Lord.  We never recorded these intimate times, I guess I just took them for granted.  Many times, actual songs would evolve from these special moments.  One of them, Promised Land, God gave him for a series of meetings we planned for a church in East London, UK.  It has been years since I have heard that song, but it was so alive and anointed, that I longed to hear it again.  It became the signature song of those meetings.  It was a desire of my heart to hear that song again, but even though I knew it was impossible, I talked to the Lord about it,. I  simply shared my heart with Him.

Imagine my shock, surprise and blessing, to find out that my daughter had found a cassette her dad had made for her while she was a student at Whitworth University.  This very song was one of three he mailed to her.  She had purchased a cassette to MP3 converter and emailed me a copy of that song!  I had not shared with her my heart cry to hear that song or even mentioned it to her.  Only the Holy Spirit knew of my desire, and what I thought was impossible became not only possible, but real.  During my time of prayer with the Lord about this desire, I felt like a little child whining to Him about something that nothing could be done about.  I even remember, telling Him I was sorry for talking to Him about it, and asked Him to help me be content with my present and not long so much for the past.

Hearing this song, not only met a heart cry, but the words are so encouraging they propel me forward in faith.  One of my granddaughters is very persistent in her asking.  She is tenacious in her requests.  Sometimes this is so annoying, sometimes as she perseveres, she receives.  James 4:2-3 reminds us we have not because we ask not.  Let’s not become weary in our asking from the Lord, because, even if it tarry we believe that He hears us and will send us His answer.  He could have answered with sending me peace, but He had something better in mind!

Promised Land by Darryl Rodman

Lord, you’ve given me exceeding great and precious promises

Lord, you’ve given me everything that pertains to life and godliness

So I’m stepping in, I’m stepping out , cleanse my heart from fear and doubt

I want to live in the Promised Land

I’m moving up, I’m moving on  I want to be where I belong

I’m gonna live in the Promised Land Promised Land Promised Land

Lord,  you’ve given me exceeding great and precious promises

Lord, you’ve given me everything that pertains to life and godliness

Lord, you given me exceeding great and precious promises

Lord, you’ve given me everything that pertains to life and godliness

So I’m stepping in,  stepping out cleanse my heart from fear and doubt

I want to live in the Promised Land

I’m moving up, moving on

I want to be where I belong, I gonna livein the Promised Land  Promised Land Promised Land

So I’m stepping in, stepping out cleanse my heart from fear and doubt

I want to live in the Promised land, Promised Land Promised Land

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