7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Do you see the heart of the Father? He loves giving good gifts to his children! He loves to fill us with joy! He loves to give us his kingdom! He knows everything we need, and more importantly, he loves us. He welcomes his precious children to be close to him and understand his heart. Some Christians may focus their prayer on what they want from God. But to God, those are very minor. His Fatherly love, His acceptance, His presence, and His joy on us are the much better gifts! Enjoy the great gift every time you go to the Father!
When we pray, don’t just see what we want, behold the loving Heavenly Father!
Love Of The Father
1. In my Father’s bosom I’m loved, I am His delightful hymn.
All my hair with care is numbered, He treasures me more than birds.
Precious thoughts He does bear for me More than the sands of the sea.
My sitting down or rising up, Ever in His loving sight.
2. From young to old, He fosters me. All my life is in His hand.
Fellow-heir with Christ now I am, Enjoy His abundant plan.
Though on earth there are vales of tears, He’s the God of all comfort.
He holds my hand through the journey, Till in heaven I see Him.