What are you asking God for today? Jesus directly told us to be 'askers'. Check out His words to us in John 14, '12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.'
On Friday we wrapped up our last day in the village of El Pino, Honduras. Whitney had really built a special relationship with a little girl named Marjorie (see picture above). As the VBS time concluded Whitney asked Marjorie to meet her over at the church. We waited and waited but saw no sign of her. We desperately wanted to see her again to be able to share some gifts with her and encourage her again. So I stopped and prayed and asked God to bring her to us.
Sure enough a few minutes later, the Pastor's Son, Christian, went into the village, found Marjorie and brought her to us. God answered our prayers and desire to want to bless this litte girl. We even had the opportunity to go to her home. She lived along the river among the poorest of the poor in her village. Her Mom looked mal-nourished and we had a chance to bless her and love on her.
This whole experience challenged me. I realized that God had put a desire in our hearts to want to bless someone. We cried out to Him in prayer and He answered that prayer. We then were able to put love into action and God was glorified.
What am I asking God for today? Jesus tells us if we are trusting in Him today and cry out to Him about things that line up with His heart, He will answer those prayers and God will be glorified. So may the love of Jesus flood our hearts today and give us godly desires that turn into prayers that turn into actions and changed lives all around us!