Living a life of faith through asking

Asking is an expression of faith. If you were to ask a child what they wanted for their birthday or for Christmas, they will express their faith to you.  If you ask a young adult what they are going to do when they graduate from high school, they will express their faith to you too.

Rob McArthur-Word Of Life Church: Asking is an expression of faith. If you were to ask a child what they wanted for their birthday or for Christmas, they will express their faith to you.  If you ask a young adult what they are going to do when they graduate from high school, they will express their faith to you too.  Asking is an expression of faith.  It represents what we believe for and have a confidence that we can receive.

I wouldn’t go into McDonalds and try to order a pizza.  Nothing in me believes that I could receive it, so I don’t ask.  I wouldn’t go into Boston Pizza and order a Big Mac.  I don’t believe I could receive it.

What I believe is based on my relationship with who I am asking.  I know what my relationship with McDonalds offers.  It is clearly marked on the menu board.  I also know what my relationship with Boston Pizza offers.  It’s on their menu.  I express my faith by asking for something from those menus.

That sounds really simple and basic, but that’s the reality of faith.

The sad thing is, we do not always live this way.  God also has a menu.  It is called the bible.  It is one of the ways He expressed to mankind what is available through relationship with Him.  God’s menu choices are almost endless.  In my lifetime, it would be impossible to order everything He has available.  I find things in the bible all the time where I think, “Wow, I didn’t know that was available.” Health is on the menu.  So is: Provision, Courage, Creativity, Relationships,

Peace.  The possible “combos” are almost endless.

The bottom line is this: the deciding factor of what I receive out of the Word is based primarily on what I ask for.  I have to live a life of asking.  I receive what I’m asking for, because my asking is my expression of faith.

Now if I go into McDonald’s, sit down and wait for them to bring me a Big Mac because I’m hungry and I really, really need a Big Mac, it’s not going to happen.  I still have to ask.  It’s the same with God.

If I go to church and wait for Jesus to save me because, well, I need it, it’s not going to just happen.  Of course I NEED salvation, asmuch as I need healing, relationships, courage, creativity, etc.  But it doesn’t just happen.  I must ASK!  God designed it that way.  Hedesigned creation to respond to our word.  Faith is always expressed by our asking.

Just Posted

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Red Deer man loses car after being caught twice driving with suspended licence

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit ticketed the man in December and on Valentine’s Day

WCPS looks to its schools and communities for new mission, vision, values and beliefs

WCPS’s Board looks to students, and staff in advance of larger community engagement

Fashion Fridays: Up your beauty game

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

LOCATED: Innisfail RCMP looking for missing woman

Amanda Kucher was last seen at the Innisfail 7-Eleven on Feb. 15

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after vehicle theft from dealership

Police were able to disable the SUV with assistance from the built-in vehicle assistance system

Red Deer College transforms into Athletes’ Village

Red Deer College’s campus will be home for the athletes during the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Alberta minor hockey team, slammed for Indigenous dance video, forfeits season

Parents say season was too dangerous to finish because the team has been threatened

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Alix resident captures beams of light near Lacombe

Lacombe, Blackfalds, Red Deer photos have since gone viral around the world

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

January home sales were weakest since 2015, average national price falls: CREA

CREA says the national average price for all types of residential properties sold in January was $455,000

Most Read