Dad rented the movie "The Song" today, and so we all watched it together as we ate our dinner. It's a great movie. IMDB's summary is as follows:
An aspiring singer-songwriter's life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom.
Anyway. There's a part at the beginning, where Rose asks Jed, if could ask God for anything, knowing that God would say yes, what would he ask for? Jed replies that he'd ask for wisdom, and Rose tells him to just ask. Right now. And so he does.
What I'm getting at is what Rose told Jed. She made it so simple. Jed wanted wisdom, and she replied [something like], "So ask Him. Right now, just ask him." She made it so simple. And so it is.
A lot of times, it seems, we think of God more as this big, unapproachable king in the sky, ruling over us much like we might rule over the people in The Sims game. While that may contain some truth in it, there's much more to God than that. He's our Father, and he's genuinely cares about us.
Is wisdom not something that God desires every one of us to have? He's promised to give us
whatever we ask in his will. Is there ever an instance where wisdom would not be part of God's will for us? Do we not desire it? Why, then, do we think and work and wish, when we could simply ask? Sure, he'll probably use trials, temptations, to teach us this wisdom, but will he not also simply give when we need it most, if we're asking and praying for it, and leaning on Him and following his will?
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Luke 11:11
If you're saved, we are his children. Through Jesus's sacrifice, we are made His — equal with the Son himself through his death.
If any of you lack , let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5