When I was a kid, Mom made birthdays special by allowing her children to pick the menu for supper. A few days in advance, she would ask: “What do you want me to cook for your birthday?”
I knew if I asked for Mom’s special chocolate cake, I would receive it for dessert. Asking with the hope of receiving is part of life’s journey, and it’s one of the themes of the Bible:
- Just ask and it will be given to you; seek after it and you will find. Continue to knock and the door will be opened for you (Matthew 7:7)
- If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you (John 15:7).
- If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him (James 1:5).
- Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3).
A wonderful promise found in Psalm 55:16 encourages you to call out to God: As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord shall save me. This verse is evidence of God’s desire to have a relationship with you. When you call to Him:
- You can enjoy the blessings of an abundant life (John 10:10).
- God will help you face your fear and give you the strength you need for your journey (2 Timothy 1:7).
- You can be assured that God will be a place of refuge for you (Psalm 46:1).
Why limit yourself to just one special day out of the year, when everyday can be a special day with God?