Jun 22, 2011

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How to Ask And Receive From God Always

Hi Jesus loves you

Ask, and it shall be given you, and seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you – Matthew 7:7. This is the promise of God, but many fail to ask and receive as they should. And what could be the cause and the solution to this challenge? This post is geared towards answering this question.

It is a common thing for Christians to wonder whether God still answers prays, and if He does, why does it seem as if He answers only some people. Christians need to realise that you don’t learn how to pray by praying. You need to find out ‘the how’, if you are to receive from God always. The disciples of Jesus realised this and asked Him to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1). God longs to answer all our prayers, that’s why He said emphatically, “ask and it SHALL be given you”. Now,

How to ask and receive

1. Know what you want.

And Jesus answered and said unto him, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight – Mark 10:51 (KJV) [Emphasis is mine]. God truly knows our needs but He wants us to specifically tell Him what we want Him to do for us. The blind man didn’t ask for money, so Jesus didn’t give him money but gave him exactly what he wanted, which was his sight back.

2. What does God say about your want

Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified – Isaiah 43:26 (KJV). God listens for His Words in pray. For you to ask and receive from God always, you need to pray God’s words. So search out what God says concerning that want or desire of yours before you pray.

3. Meditate and believe the scripture

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success – Joshua 1:8 (KJV). Meditation enables you to truly believe and act on Gods word. It makes the scriptures real to you and helps you not to doubt no matter the challenge you may be facing.

4. Come boldly

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need – Hebrews 4:16 (KJV). God is your loving father, so go to Him boldly in prayers. He is not a tyrant. He actually enjoys fellowshipping with His children and loves blessing them.

5. Enter with thanksgiving and praise

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name – Psalm 100:4 (KJV). This is an important step on how to pray to receive from God always. No matter how pressing the issue may be or how much you cry, you can’t enter God’s presence without thanksgiving and praise. They are the only way to get God’s attention.

6. Ask according to God’s word

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us – 1 John 5:14 (KJV).  For God to hear you and then answer, you need to pray in line with the scriptures you have meditated on concerning your desire.  Also, you must ensure that there is nothing that will hinder your prayers, for example unforgiveness. And of course you must pray in the name of Jesus Christ (John 16:23)

7. Believe you receive

Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them – Mark 11:24 (KJV) This may be the hard part but it is the proof of your faith. You have to believe that God has answered you even before the physical manifestation of the answer. For you to ask and receive from God always, it is “believing is seeing” and “not seeing is believing”.

8. End with thanksgiving and praise

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen – Matthew 6:13 (KJV). Thanksgiving and praise at the end is also an expression of your faith that God has answered you. Always start and end with praise and thanksgiving.

9. Declare what you believe

For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith – Mark 11:23 (KJV)

Now, that you are through with your prayers, there is need for you to start declaring that that issue is settled. People may mock you but as you refuse to give up your confession, the same people will surely return to witness the physical manifestation of your answer.

10. Be patient and stand in faith

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise – Hebrews 10:36 (KJV). Our timing sometimes is not the same with God’s timing. Therefore, there is need for us to wait patiently for our desired answer to come. Also, majority of the time, the enemy will try to stop the answer from coming. This is why you must not quit believing until you receive your answer. Remember Abraham didn’t quit believing until he received the promise (Isaac) 25 years after the promise was made to him.

Can someone ask and receive from God always? Yes, if the person knows how to pray. As you follow the above steps, your desires are sure to speedily come to you. Hey, God is waiting for you to come boldly and make your request known unto Him. Do so today.

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  1. Praise God!Thanks so much for these great tips on how to ask from God.
    Iam going to Receive everytime i ask from God and Everything i will RECEIVE in Jesus’ Mighty Name,
    AMEN.

    • Amen. God bless you Rhodah

      • I am a wanderer in this world. I am interested in everything and all of god’s creations! I pretty much walk alone! I do not seem to fit in any group of individual beliefs! I believe in God, the created of all things! This world of mankind is growing more and more out of control of man! I am afraid that without the blessing of God, mankind will someday, perhaps sooner than expected, lose what respect we have with the Lord!
        I am a sinner, I am actively trying to find my place and my true purpose I was created for! I was a lost soul in need. I am trying to rebuild my relationship with God! All information has some impact on my search! I thank you for your thoughts and insights!

        • God bless you Richard.
          Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
          One thing to do to start your relationship with God is to give your life to Jesus.
          Click the link below and say the prayers there. You will be saved and reconnected back to God.

          http://stepswithgod.com/meet-saviour/

          Then can you rebuild your relationship with God through reading the bible and praying to God in the name of Jesus.
          It is my prayer that God will satisfy your thirst for a relationship with Him in Jesus name.
          Peace

  2. aber jennifer says:

    Another way to ask and received from God is through persistence in prayers.the more we pray,the closer we move God in our direction.
    And also i think the motive for which we ask from God also matters.We should ask with good motive.If God knows we have negative intention,pride,hurt,selfishness etc,the answer are not definitely granted

  3. Thanks for this insightful piece. I’m indeed blessed.

  4. Moshe Nkuna says:

    Thanks for this tips,,,I surely shall receive in Jesus name amen

  5. Stephen Adoboe says:

    I thank God for your Life. May He continue to bless and enlighten you in His word with wisdome and understanding in Jesus Name. Amen!

    Thank You for this write up.

  6. Leegang Tatang says:

    Dear Sir/Maa’m,

    I realy extremely thanks to Team of “Steps with God”, for giving us such a wonderful message. I always share your topic to people of apatani, who are still under the darkness/bondage of Satan. they are still sacrifice to evil spirit till now. please pray for us,. Amen.

  7. Anulika says:

    I remember back in my final year when I was in the university, I had begun to write my project and I needed an A. I also realised that in previous years I had put my best in my academics but I didn’t get my desired G.P, so, I began doing midnight prayers and getting closer to God. I would like to do an outline of the steps I took in the midnight prayer.
    1 I praised and worshiped the Lord by singing.
    2 I thanked Him for His goodness and mercy. I also tried to state the good things He had done for me previously, and I really told Him how much I appreciated them.
    3 I asked him for forgiveness, stating the things I had done that I thought were sinful.
    3 I asked Him for power to live a holy life
    4 I asked Him to increase my faith(at the time I couldn’t believe that I could get an A in my project because of past failures. I knew I needed to believe and I couldn’t help my self).
    5 I thanked Him for my faith that He had increased.
    6 I then told Him my needs and reminded Him of His promises. I thanked for answers to prayers
    7I went on to do warfare prayers (you know what happened to Daniel and how the answer to his prayers were delayed).

    I continued with this every midnight, except on Saturday nights. During those days I felt the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. I felt like I was breathing in very fresh breath in the morning even as I carried out my day to day activity. I also began to have prophetical dreams daily. The experience was so wonderful; I had my prayers answered easily and at last, I got my desired A.

    • Thank you Anulika for your detailed contribution.
      Congratulations too on your A-grade. Truly, your spiritual exercise not only fetched you your desired A in project but also a closer relationship with God. The blessings of this level of relationship cannot be quantified. I pray that you will grow deeper and deeper in the Lord in Jesus name.

  8. God is always ready to answer us with love and good will

  9. Esther Rungano says:

    Thank you so much for that great teaching, am really encouraged.l will surely stand on the word of God and keep believing for my breakthrough, until l receive it

  10. damola adeneye says:

    the fastest source of getting his attention is sowing to ministries

  11. Prince Alobi says:

    thank you a million for these article it helped me a lot in my radio presentation programme these morning.. God Bless You and give you more grace.

  12. I am so blessed to have seen and read such an inspiring message. I know those who work with God reach their destination.May God almighty continue to increase u in all ramifications God bless u.Shalom!

  13. I really thank u ma, at least dis will help my prayer life and on hw to receive answers to my prayers. Am really encouraged!

  14. I have learned something today,and I believe it’s going to help me for the rest of my life,thank u,God bless u

  15. I walk by faith and not by sight, this gives me the assurance for God’s promises in his words, for my miracle that I ask,seek and knock for. Most people don’t know how to wait on the Lord to manifest his power to bring whatever it is they need,want or desire. So stand and see GOD work wonders.

  16. God bless, 24 year old praying and waiting for the only true and living God to answer my prayers in his time. Thank you , Gods will for us is to share the gospel with all the nation like his disciples did. We must be committed servants to God. Thank you

    • Thanks Mike for your comment.
      God will surely answer you, for He is ever faithful.
      God bless you.

  17. moses mburugu says:

    May God bless you mightly for this teaching.

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