One of the most important points of the New Testament, and of Jesus’ ministry. “Ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”. That might not be as you imagined it, or times ad you hoped, but it does promise that it will be.
There’s no discussion here about “God’s will”, “God’s time”, or “God’s higher plan”. Simply ask, and it shall be given unto you.
MORE CONTROVERSY! For all that some people talk about “God’s will”, you’d not expect Jesus to say “Ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full”. We have to understand this in terms of common sense, of course, but we can also remember that God is indeed God, and He might know some things.
If the lack of something makes a void in your heart, wouldn’t God know that? And wouldn’t He want to do something about it?
Things happen during prayer and meditation. But I’ve also noticed some strange preconceived notions about what happens in prayer and meditation. Most often, such ideas are spread by people who have no real experience in either prayer or meditation.
How to get things to really happen? The answer is right out there in front of you. In fact, a popular Beatles song summed up most of it. Some people devote their lives to this pursuit, but here is an introduction to get yours working.
While most priests would choose to preach about the loaves and fishes, I’m speaking about Jeremiah’s prophecy, since it seems to be something people like to claim to talk about today! Is it speaking of something that has happened, or something that is going to happen?
Look at it in light of Gamaliel’s warning (Acts 5:34-39), and you have a real challenge. And what is each of us going to do about it? That should keep most of us pondering for a while!