Are you a child of God? If you are, then you are entitled to the blessings of God, you have a right to whatever God can provide. A true father takes care of at least his children’s basic needs, and God is not an exception. This post emphasizes the Father and child relationship between you and God that ought to give you your inheritance in Christ and supply all your needs.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being 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! – Matthew 7: 7-11 (NKJV, emphasis mine).
Christians are struggling, crying and suffering to get things that are already their inheritance in Christ Jesus. Many people are children of God but live like slaves. They are ignorant of the blessings that are theirs as members of the family of God.
A child enjoys great privileges for being part of his family. As a child, he is entitled to his father’s inheritance. He does not bother or worry over how to meet his daily needs. He is too sure that his parents will take care of him. All he knows is to ask and expect results from them. Likewise, as a child of God, you are to ask and expect results from God your father.
God is a model of a true father. The scripture mentioned in Matthew 7:9-11, that if a man can give his son bread and not stone when he asks for bread, your Father in heaven will much more give good things to those who ask Him. The Lord is ever ready to give you your inheritance in Christ as a member of the family of God.
The challenge is that many Christians won’t go to God first for their needs. They would rather try to do it themselves first or go to someone they think has the capacity to help them, before remembering to go to God for help. This displeases God. In 2 Kings 1:1-4, God rebuked king Ahaziah for sending messengers to another god to inquire of his health when He, God almighty, was in Israel. It is wisdom to always go to your Father in heaven for your needs first. It is left for Him to lead you on how to get your prayers answered.