Ask For Whatever You Want

Posted: February 5th, 2010 | Author: Gregg Stutts | Filed under: Difficulties, Truth | Tags: , , | 23 Comments »

God once appeared to Solomon and said, “Ask for whatever you want Me to give you.”

Can you imagine? God appears to you and tells you to ask for whatever you want. Not need. Want.

Jesus once came across two blind men on the side of the road. They kept shouting, “Lord, son of David, have mercy on us!”

So Jesus asked them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

On another occasion Jesus said, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”

Sounds to me like God actually delights in granting our requests.

Previously, I’ve written about the fact that God doesn’t always answer us, at least not the way we want. Sometimes when we ask for something, He says “no” or “wait for it.” When that happens, we must continue to trust Him. Because He is good, He will not withhold whatever is best for us. If He does not grant our request, then we can be certain He has a better plan.

So what if God came to you today and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you. Remain in Me and let My words remain in you, then ask Me for whatever you wish and I will give it to you. Go ahead. Ask. What do you want Me to do for you?”

What would you ask for?

Whatever it is, I’ll bet you’d take some time to really think it through. I would. I’d hate to blow the opportunity on the wrong thing.

The mother of James and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, once came to Him and asked for a favor. Jesus asked her, “What is it you want?”

She told Him she wanted her two sons to sit at His right and left in His kingdom.

Jesus told her, “You don’t know what you are asking.”

I wonder how often we don’t know what we’re asking. How often do we simply approach Jesus with the wrong requests? Requests, that if granted, wouldn’t be best for us or wouldn’t accomplish His purposes. At least not yet.

“What do you want for Me to do for you?”

It’s a powerful question. How would you answer?

Solomon asked for wisdom. He got it. And a lot more.

The blind men, of course, asked for their sight. They got it. Then they got a lot more by following Jesus.

I can’t say God is going to give you whatever you ask for, but I can say you won’t know unless you ask. So why not take some time to think it through. You might even ask Him what you should ask for.

Then ask for it. And keep asking.

Then combine patient waiting with your asking. And while you’re waiting, also ask Him to strengthen your faith.

What are you going to ask for?

A job?

A spouse?

A baby?

Healing?

Wisdom for a difficult decision?

Let me know and I’ll join you in asking.


23 Comments on “Ask For Whatever You Want”

  1. 1 Name said at 12:16 AM on February 6th, 2010:

    My son asked to be able to read. He’s five, and wanted to let you know. thank you-

  2. 2 Gregg Stutts said at 5:23 PM on February 6th, 2010:

    I love that he asked to be able to read!

  3. 3 myname said at 5:12 AM on March 16th, 2010:

    to be healed from mental sickness( depression and anxiety disorder)

  4. 4 Gregg Stutts said at 9:46 PM on March 17th, 2010:

    I ask God to heal you of your depression and anxiety.

  5. 5 Kelly said at 3:39 PM on September 13th, 2010:

    God, I want to be healed of head pain and strengthen my autonomic nervous system. Please God have mercy on me.

  6. 6 Gregg Stutts said at 2:15 PM on September 15th, 2010:

    Kelly, I join you in that prayer.

  7. 7 ranjini said at 3:15 PM on September 23rd, 2010:

    God always keep ma mom & dad happy & in good health…be with me throughout ma life…and show ur presence every now & then…love u god…hope u love me too…

  8. 8 ranjini said at 3:18 PM on September 23rd, 2010:

    God bless anand with good marks in his sem-I exam…stay with him whenever he needs u…bless him with lots and lots of happiness…

  9. 9 ranjini said at 3:20 PM on September 23rd, 2010:

    God give all ur support so that he like his job…and improve in his career…become as good as ma cousin in his career…

  10. 10 Catherine said at 8:55 AM on October 18th, 2010:

    God please grant me the funds to stabilize my life right now so I can relax.

  11. 11 Harvey O'Farrill said at 2:44 PM on June 4th, 2011:

    I asked God to help me make Him happy by building the ‘sober mercy house’ for homeless children and young people in Guadalajara. Mex.

  12. 12 levina said at 8:46 AM on July 8th, 2011:

    i am asking God to bring me a spouse, a God fearing man, trustworthy, matured, committed and who he will not not be bitter against me. The one i will submit myself according to his words. Hardworking Man and compatible to me. Also i am asking God to give me a good job and paying one and the power to stand for God everyday in my life as my savior.

    Thank you

  13. 13 eman said at 10:01 AM on July 15th, 2011:

    Asking God to lead us every week to those people who are ready to harvest to disciple them and send them out to do the same thing here in the Philippines. Thanks and God bless you for praying for us!

  14. 14 Jonathan said at 2:32 PM on July 15th, 2011:

    Lord God I asking that you bring back the love of my life if she is the one or someone else pleasing onto you. Please also heal my face from the skin problems and peroxide burns.

  15. 15 Name said at 4:10 AM on July 23rd, 2011:

    I have a friend her mum was diagnosed with a very bad kind of cancer, her father died with cancer too. i pray that god heals her, they have no one but her.please pray with me

  16. 16 Name said at 4:12 AM on July 23rd, 2011:

    I ask that God brings love to my life, i have been waiting for so long,i wish he would answer soon.

  17. 17 Maureen said at 9:05 PM on September 25th, 2012:

    to find peace and accept the things i cannot change..

  18. 18 none said at 9:08 PM on December 3rd, 2012:

    help me not be gay

  19. 19 none said at 9:18 PM on December 3rd, 2012:

    actuly i can be gay i just dont want to go to hell :(

  20. 20 Madeline said at 11:14 PM on April 9th, 2013:

    I’m on business topamax yellow effective A. Legend drugs

  21. 21 Christine said at 11:23 PM on June 10th, 2013:

    To be free from this constant pain. And let go of my anger towards God.

  22. 22 Margaux Marasigan said at 7:45 AM on August 3rd, 2013:

    Lord, please give me an iPhone 5. Pleaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeeeeee Lord please!! I will try to be better every single day. Thank you Lord. I love you.

  23. 23 dharshini said at 11:18 AM on October 15th, 2013:

    spouse my boyfriend rajesh he wants to marry me soon..


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