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62. Because the Answer Is Found in the Asking

How will God answer if we never ask the question?

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Do you ask God to meet your needs, or do you assume He'll provide for you without ever asking? In this episode Julie guides us to look deeper into what God has to say about asking and what to do about it. This is designed to strengthen your relationship with God and give you tangible ways to partner with Him! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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I love it when friends sharpen one another. When they impact each other for good and help each other become the best versions of themselves. One of these kinds of friends and I have an ongoing conversation about asking God specific questions, like asking Him specifically for things like what we need or what direction we are to take. And this conversation has been enlightening to me. I believe this is so important, that it's the subject of today's episode. What does God have to say about this--in the asking? Let's look further and find some help and hope and real-life encouragement in our relationship with God.

My friend said it best.

"Because it's all in the asking."

She's a wise woman, beyond her years, and our ongoing conversation about seeking God and asking Him for provision and answers has spurred me on in my faith recently.

Yes, it's all in the asking. Because truly it is. What do I mean by that? Well, when we don't know what direction to take, or how to handle a situation, or what to say, or how to make it through a difficult season, do we just assume God will help us? Do we assume He will provide, answer, or give us what we need? Without taking it to Him in prayer? Without asking Him about it or for it?

But God can do anything.

Right? He is in control, He knows all and sees all. (We talked about that in last week's episode.) He is above all, and His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. And sometimes He shows up in ways we could have never asked for, or dreamed, or imagined.

Ephesians 3:20 TLB says it this way: Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.

But God clearly states in His Word how we are to ask Him for what we need. And we dig a little deeper into those Bible verses in this episode.

Because how can He answer if we never ask the question?

I share my experience with this, we discuss God's will, and I offer a prayer as an example.

Yes, it's all in the asking.

God loves us so very much, and He is ready and willing to handle anything we bring to Him. Draw near Him today, friend. I'm glad we're in this together. God bless you!

Links in this episode:

Episode 61: Here Is The Truth: God Sees You and He Cares
Ephesians 3:20 TLB
Matthew 7:7-11 VOICE
Mark 11:24 VOICE
James 4:2b-3 VOICE
Mark 11:24 MSG
Matthew 6:9-13 KJV21
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