The Cruise Ship
Most assuredly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full. John 16:23'24 WEB
I once heard a story about a man that was given a ticket on a luxury cruise liner. He had very little money, so he stayed in his room and made sandwiches to eat. He admired all the beautiful banquets and decor, but he did not go to them because he thought they were too expensive.
When the cruise was over and he was leaving the ship, he met the captain, who then asked why he never once came down to dinner. The man told him that he could not afford it, but that he had still enjoyed the cruise. Then the captain told him that it was all included in the ticket that he had been given.
Sometimes we go through life with our head down, sick, and barely getting by, when Jesus has already paid for our ticket. We have to claim what He has provided for us! If you are sick, pray to be healed. Have the elders anoint you with oil and pray for you. If you are broke, pray for finances, speak to your pastor (if you don't have a pastor, you should get one! ) If you are lost in life, pray for the Holy Spirit to come guide you, and He will.
Sometimes we have not, because we ask not (James 4:2). Do not let today be that day. Give God no rest until it is resolved or He answers you. Be like the widow in Luke 18:5. Then if it does not happen, it will not be because you didn't ask Him. Do not ignore what Jesus already paid for. Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you bring healing to my house. By the stripes that Jesus took for me, I declare that me and my family are healed and will walk in health. Please bring Your power into my life today Lord and let us taste heaven while on the earth. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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