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  1. 1. Ask Not Have Not Learning to ask and receive !om God
  2. 2. Do You Ask? In life we sometimes end up roaming around For instance: Jason at the Home Depot We are prideful and do things our way We end up making things rea#y difficult
  3. 3. James 4:2 You want something but don't get it. You ki# and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God
  4. 4. But I Do Ask! We pray and pray and beg God for things Sometimes we feel that God doesn’t hear us Why doesn’t this work as advertised? We are not asking with the right motives
  5. 5. James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
  6. 6. Hold On Now... God’s desire is for us to love each other God wants us to give Him the glory We usua#y ask for things for ourselves We usua#y take a# the credit for it! We need to understand God before we ask
  7. 7. John 15:7-8 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it wi# be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much !uit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
  8. 8. The Big If... I have found that when I am intimate with God, asking Him to meet my needs works When I fa# away !om God and don’t spend time with Him, I end up not receiving That’s because God desires a relationship with you and I above everything else
  9. 9. A)er God’s Heart King David was appointed to be king of Israel because he was “a man a)er God’s own heart” What was it about David that was different? He spent time trying to be close with God He asked God for things including riches He gave God a# the glory for what he had
  10. 10. Acts 13:22 A)er removing Saul, Samuel made David their king. He testified concerning him: “I have found David son of Jesse a man a)er my own heart; he wi# do everything I want him to do.”
  11. 11. He Sought To Do God’s Wi# Before His Own
  12. 12. Are You Doing The Wi# Of God?
  13. 13. The Prodigal Son You have probably heard this story We feel rea#y good for the son that screwed up What about the son who did everything right? He was legitimately upset at his dad
  14. 14. Luke 15:11-32 Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he ca#ed one of the servants and asked him what was going on. “Your brother has come,” he replied, “and your father has ki#ed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.”
  15. 15. Luke 15:11-32 The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, “Look! A# these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders.
  16. 16. Luke 15:11-32 Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my !iends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you ki# the fattened calf for him!”
  17. 17. Luke 15:11-32 “My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
  18. 18. What’s Up With That? We live with the father, we can ask anything The prodigal son asked for his inheritance The father gave it to him because it was his The other son could have asked the same thing Why didn’t the father even throw him a party?
  19. 19. What’s Up With That? We live with the father, we can ask anything The prodigal son asked for his inheritance The father gave it to him because it was his The other son could have asked the same thing
  20. 20. The Other Son Never Asked!
  21. 21. John 16:23-24 In that day you wi# no longer ask me anything. I te# you the truth, my Father wi# give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you wi# receive, and your joy wi# be complete.
  22. 22. In Summary Get intimate with God Get your life in the wi# of God Get away !om the desires of the flesh Ask for things that are not selfish Ask with the authority of the name of God
  23. 23. But Don’t Stop There You Need To Receive!
  24. 24. Land of Milk & Honey The Promised Land was promised to Israel God gave it to them because they asked for it But we wi# not obtain what we ask God for unless we step out and take it in faith Think of what milk and honey have in common It is good stuff but you need to work to get it
  25. 25. I Asked You For Life Praise spills myforforlove IIand now from hope, YouHereYouYou!eedom, asked You myfaith in Iasked myfor song, lips, Now Youforthe asked is all my I asked strength deserve life, Holy,Youhereallontoheart,worthy! andisneverending feet You came in inhonor loveYouis myyour son Holy,foundYouYou, flowinga the thechain You onlymountain andis senttheareand broke everynight here andofgavecanameYou,me every daydiemesurround Jesus! it isthat You, for bring is my love, my for keys and can'tcan’tdream joy that me shaken thatYoube the taken to I all King gave be