Over the years, I have carefully observed my children’s audacity to ask. They have taught me how to boldly ‘demand’ for what is (or can be) yours in life. Thanks to the school they attend. They were taught to “Soro soke” (speak up). Whether it is asking for their snacks, a portion of my meal or just about anything good and befitting for them; they have learnt to ask.

Friend, have you learnt to ask? This may look like a simple question or something that needs not to be said. Well, if Jesus said, “So far you haven’t asked for anything in my name. Keep asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete” (John 16:24), then it means there is something about asking and there is a way to ask.

“Ask me for anything! I will give you nations. The whole world can be yours” (Psalms 2:8 Easy English). Can you see that? Can you beat that? This is God challenging you to ask. God is not afraid of your asking; He is highly expectant of it. You cannot suck God dry; He is the “All-breasty One!” You cannot exhaust Him; He is the El-shaddai! He cannot be intimidated!

“…Ask that your joy may be complete”. Your asking determines your joy! Are there areas of concern in your life? The secret is to ask! Are there stuff you are in need of? Ask! Are there areas you are not finding funny? Ask God for help. This is a Kingdom principle; “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you” (Matthew 7:7 ISV).

Ask for what is yours. Make demands. Ask God in prayers. Don’t be afraid of asking people too. God has packaged your blessings in people. Asking is not same as begging; the attitude and posture defer. Don’t keep quiet. Don’t live on assumption. That widow in 2 Kings dared to ask, and she received more than she bargained for (2 Kings 8:1-6). Don’t joke with Holy Spirit inspired asking. Ask as led; God has gone ahead of you (1 Kings 17:8-16).

Why must you ask? Because all has been made available for you in Christ. All things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21)! This is the joy of Christmas; “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things” (Romans 8:32)? We have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness, because of Jesus (2 Peter 1:3). Merry Christmas!!!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria