"When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4:3 (NLT)
"Ask and you will receive," is what you were always told. That’s is not a lie, but God has had a plan for your life from before the beginning of time. He knows what you want to ask before you even think about it.
Growing up in the world isn’t easy, there is struggle you will encounter and you will overcome. You just have to remember it’s not on your own, God is with you every step of the way. Pray, ask God your questions, but when you ask, don’t look at it as what you will get in return.
When you ask, ask with open hands. Allow God to give you what you need for today. When he gives it to you take it with open hands and don’t keep it, and only use it when you need it. Keeping open hands allows God to give and take what you need and don’t need. Give everything you have to the Lord and he will reward you.
Lord today I come to you with open hands, give and take Lord. All glory will be given to you because you make everything happen. AMEN.