The Problem: we only ask when we are in desperate need
In contrast, Jesus teaches that we children of a Great Father and the basic natural relationship that we have with God as Father is one of ASKING.
Review from last week (Luke 11:1-8)
v. 9 Why not just say “ask” why does Jesus use the threefold progression of: ask, seek, and knock?
v. 10-11 What is the nature of “sonship” that is being revealed in these few verses? And what is the nature of the Father that is also being revealed?
So why are we not asking??
Either your vision of God and his mission is too small, or your confidence in yourself and your ability is too big.
What A Praying Life Looks Like
Start with 5 minutes a day…
Start with simple prayer
Prayer simply dies from efforts to pray about “good things” that honestly do not matter to us. The way to get to meaningful prayer for those good things is to start by praying for what we are truly interested in. The circles of our interest will inevitably grow in the largeness of God’s love… (Dallas Willard)
Turn a car ride (or a walk to class) into intercessory prayer
Reflect with thanksgiving and praise near the end of the day