Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy. (John 16:24) Well, you say, “I have asked Him any number of times but He doesn’t seem to be hearing my prayer.” I thought so too, until one day God challenged me with the above verse. I told Him, “Lord I have asked you many things and you haven’t given me anything.” The Lord replied “You haven’t asked enough, I am a big God ask for big things.” He opened my eyes to treasures I could ask for from the Word. You can ask for wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously…” (James 1:5) Do you know that you need wisdom to be successful? Ask for the Holy Spirit. “How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” He is the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, might and fear of the Lord. If you have Him you will have all of the above. Dig the Bible to ask for greater treasures you can ask for you and your loved ones. We will have great success with God’s resources than our own.
The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. —John 6:63 To one of the most religious men of His day, Jesus said, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). Nicodemus could not substitute his profound knowledge of religion for spiritual rebirth, and neither can we. I have read a book on water skiing, and it did not take long for me to learn that I could never learn to water ski by reading a book- I would have to experience it. You may study theology and religion, but there comes a time when you must experience Christ for yourself. Billy Graham