- Jim Corbett
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“You may have “this” because you are mature enough to handle it. I will do “that” for you, when you are ready for the responsibilities that come with it. I will do something else for you, when I see that you will use it wisely; however, there are some things I will not do because they would not be good for you at this time. I would not be able to hold your attention while you are being trained. Your requests to Me sometimes take time.
"Rest in Me while I teach you to be trustworthy. While I am removing obstacles, moving blockades, and changing you, become steadfast in My lessons. Become focused on what I am doing in you. When you are ready, I will move on your behalf. When you have My heart, I can trust you to properly value what you are given.”
Psalm 37:4 NIV
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Jas. 4:2-3 AMP
2) …You do not have, because you do not ask.
3) [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives…
I John 3:22 AMP
And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him.
In prayer, there is a connection between what God does and what you are to do. Prayer (communication with God) is the vehicle that Father God has established for us to navigate from the physical realm to the spiritual realm and back again to accomplish His will from heaven to earth in us and through us.
Through this communication and because of the work of Jesus, God brings Himself, His plans, and His very being into His established tabernacles – us. Within the communication, we present our requests for all that is necessary for us to become who we need to be. Our Father also communicates His will to us. It is true communication between the Creator and His creation, with Father God all the while fine tuning our encounters with Him through the Holy Spirit.
Our communication with God is a privilege. It is also one of God’s opportunities to change us while we are waiting for answers.
Make me what You need me to be, Lord,