Are we getting all that God has to give?

It’s amazing what’s available if you seek and ask, like the girl who’s paying for her University education through scholarships. She hasn’t had to fork out any money of her own. Her tuition is totally paid from money donated by companies. And there are hundreds of such scholarships available, from small amounts to huge. And all she had to do to get them was seek them out and apply for them.

Imagine going through University, then, without tapping into this ton of money available. It’s there to be had with both hands from people more than willing to give it. One student got $70,000 and she wasn’t even a great student in school. But why shouldn’t she get all that society is very willing to give?  She’d be stupid not to.

Imagine being a human being, then, and not getting all that GOD has to give, especially when he specifically created human beings to give them all he’s got. For 2,000 years it’s been sitting there in Ephesians 1:3 that God “has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Before he even made our world he provided everything we would ever need for life, joy and eternity through Jesus Christ. Every blessing, every benefit, every bit of our tuition fees paid in full on the road to life everlasting. And if it’s “wisdom and knowledge” we’re after, “treasures” and full scholarships are available for them too in Jesus Christ, Colossians 2:3.

And Jesus wants us to grab them, too. When people found out what God was offering through him, he figured people would be in there grabbing with both hands, really pushing and shoving to get it – and with his blessing too!  “Ask, seek and knock,” Jesus said, and it’s yours. And don’t ask politely, ask boldly, Hebrews 4:16 (KJV). Some of those university students did just that too, they boldly asked for scholarships – and got them. They sought out what was clearly stated as available, started knocking, and doors opened. So, says scripture, do the doors to the treasures of heaven.

In 1 John 5:14, “if we ask anything according to his will he hears us,” and in verse 15, “if we know he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.” All we need do is ask and it’s ours. Are we limited in that request by his will? Not when his will includes every spiritual blessing and all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. In those things there is no limit. So are we getting all that God has to give, when clearly he’d love to give it?

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