It is much easier and convenient to ask God to do XYZ for us than it is to actually do the work required to get the blessings. It’s more convenient to only receive the gifts and rewards that comes with being a Christian without the work. But, being a christian is not enough to experience and enjoy the fullness of God’s blessings.
Most often, as believers, we unintentionally always find ourselves in His presence only asking Him the never-ending requests:
“God please I need your help…”
“God please grant me…”
“God please protect my…”
“God please provide…”
God has blessed us with family and friends that love us, good health, and a grace that knows no bound just to name a few. Yet, often times, we are too lazy to do the work. Often times we find it challenging to do the work of faith required to receive what God has in store for us forgetting that faith without work is dead. We ought to exercise our faith muscles as often as we can.
Just like everything else in life, we have to put in the work to see the results. Doing the work entails: reading and meditating on His word, praying, praising and worshiping Him, loving our neighbours, showing kindness, abiding by His word, being active in church, forgiving one another, etc.
We cannot just live life recklessly not minding and neglecting the word of God, and still somehow be expectant of His continuous gifts. You have to practice what the word says to unlock a greater realm of blessings.
The word of God tells us to:
- In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths – Proverbs 3:6
- Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need – Matthew 6:33
- Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do – Joshua 1:8
There is nothing wrong with making your never-ending requests known to God, but it should also be balanced out with a never-ending thanksgiving and a never-ending work of faith.