These days most people come to God with conditions. Conditions of needs or wants-job, marriage, children, healing, money, etc.
The Bible does tell us if we ask God for anything in faith it shall be done unto us. However, after we get the need or want fulfilled-what happens next?
Of course we know that many of Jesus’ listeners were touched by his words and came to have faith that moved them to follow Jesus in the pursuit of the blessings of God’s Kingdom.
But do we really want God as our REWARD as God told Abraham in Genisis 15:1. Do you know that if God is our abundant compensation, every dream, desire, need and wish will be exceedingly and abundantly fulfilled.
When we have God in our hearts, we have access to everything!
Many Christians might not verbally say it, but their lifestyle and actions boldly demonstrate that don’t really desire God as a reward or heaven. Isaiah 66:2 says that God will have regard for those “who tremble at My word and reveres My commands.”
Zephaniah 2:3(Amplified)says “Seek the Lord [inquire for him, inquire of him, and require him as the foremost necessity of your life]…..” This is a very powerful verse, because after you get the job, car, marriage, children, healing, etc; how are you going to maintain them safely and have your peace of mind if you don’t seek God from your heart?
We are designed by God to have and consistently receive special treatment- special attention, in fact that’s the essence of Grace. However we have to make ourselves available to receive it.
Be we willing to sacrifice it all for God and worship him. And then not only will God give you the desires of your heart, but you will receive double portions. Psalms 34:9-11; tell us that we should revere and worship God….inquire and require of the Lord. Verse 11 tells us that God will even teach you to revere and worship. So what’s your excuse!