CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Sunday, December 27th, 2015
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain. The Lord will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone. – Zech 10:1
You have to ask for rain! Even if it is God’s appointed time for rain, you still have to ask God for rain before it comes forth. More broadly, you have to ask for provision in every form. Even if God is ready to respond to your obedience with abundant blessing, you still have to ask for Him to bless you before it comes forth!
God knows all the things you have need of before you ask (Matt 6:8). However, you still have to ask to see them materialize in your life. God desires partnership with you! He wants to honor you; and He wants you to honor Him!
Asking God for the things you need does not convey neediness. It shows that you honor Him as the source of all good things (Jas 1:17). By asking, we demonstrate submission. By asking, we build relationship with a Father who is willing to meet our every need!
Father, give me the courage to ask You for provision. I know Your heart is to bless me. Help me to believe it, so that I can ask for it to come forth!
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