The BIBLE states, “Ye lust and have not: ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask,and receive not, because ye ask amiss that ye may consume it upon your lusts…” (James 4:2-3)
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
How well, GOD knows our human natures because HE made us! From the beginning of time, the majority of Mankind has been faithful to Scripture: we lust, we kill, we fight, we war, we want what is not ours, and we want it for the wrong reasons. Throughout the Ages and Dispensations, the proof of these statements can fill up the space between Heaven and Earth and back a million times.
Globally, we are shipwrecked. At this very moment, there is fighting in the Middle East not to mention the mess within the United States and other countries. Our jails and prisons are just as full as the ones overseas! Perhaps, the only difference is the U.S. exercises certain rights and privileges for prisoners but this varies from person to person (dependent upon race, age, rank, wealth, and Yo Daddy).
When you ask the Lord GOD for things, make sure it is not based upon lust! For instance, you may be eager for a new house but you must be realistic about the terms and payment. Consider your job status! In this market, there are no guaranteed jobs and long-term employment is a thing of the past. To make matters worse, companies label themselves “at will” employers so they can let you go for blinking your eyelashes too much!
Can the Lord GOD make a way out of no way for you! YES, HE CAN! This latter slogan was adopted (by the President of these United States) with a slightly different twist, “Yes We Can.” Keep in mind, that we can ONLY do all THINGS through CHRIST JESUS as HE strengthens us! If the people have a mind to work as One Man, then, “Yes We Can.” If the people fail, GOD is still able! If you (as an individual) remain faithful, God will move mountains for you!
Have a Blessed Day!