"WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK ... HE WILL GIVE." Yes, but God the Father will give only if we ask in the name of the Son, our Lord Jesus. Let the words of Jesus speak to us this morning. We are in want and unable to supply ourselves. But abundant provision is available to us in Christ our Lord. He invites us to ask with confidence, assuring us that we shall receive. Jesus has a boundless supply of blessings, and a loving, tender heart to bestow them. He will supply all our needs. Let not want, then, lead you to despond, but look to Jesus; He has, He gives. He tells us to ask, and receive. Can any terms be more easy, more suitable, more encouraging than these? But ask in faith, believing, because Jesus has promised; ask with earnestness, as you truly valued the blessings; ask with importunity; go again and again until you obtain them. Go to Jesus for all you want; make everything a matter of prayer; in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Doubt not, for His word is plain; He is full of compassion; He waits to be gracious; and He has thousands of witnesses to attest to His faithfulness, veracity, and love. Look to the generations of old. Did any ever seek the Lord in vain? No, every one that asketh receiveth. You too! Ask, and you will surely receive.
My soul, ask what thou wilt,
Thou canst not be too bold;
Since His own blood for thee He spilt,
What else can He withhold?