Then there is the couple that say a "big screen TV." Now this couple is absolutely sure of what they want and nothing seems to great to ask for. They come straight to the point and aren't shy.
I wonder if the guy that asked for socks was kicking himself all the way home and thinking I should have asked for . . . ! Do you think by the response of the couple that they were shocked that their request was fulfilled?
This all deals with Santa and WestJet but we have a God who has such a storehouse full for you and for me. He is waiting for us to put our hearts out there and seek His gifts. No not a big screen TV that will be out of date next year, or underwear and socks that will have holes in them sooner than we would like. No, He is waiting for us to ask for things like, more of His heart, directions in this life, ways that would please Him, a closer walk with the Father, help getting through this problem that is looming in our lives, etc. He is waiting for you to come and seek the goodness He has.
In Ephesians 3:16-21 it talks of God's "glorious riches".
New International Version (NIV)
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God's riches far surpass Santa or WestJet! We can seek God anytime day or night. He is able. I suppose even socks and underwear are there for the asking but why not seek higher and seek to walk with the King, or talk with Him in the quiet of the garden. Ask Him for things that will not break down or get holes in them, but things that will last and help you move through life.
- Ephesians 3:16 : ver 8; S Ro 2:4
- Ephesians 3:16 : S Php 4:13
- Ephesians 3:16 : Ro 7:22
- Ephesians 3:17 : S Ro 8:10
- Ephesians 3:17 : Col 2:7
- Ephesians 3:18 : Eph 1:15
- Ephesians 3:18 : Job 11:8, 9; Ps 103:11
- Ephesians 3:19 : Php 4:7
- Ephesians 3:19 : Col 2:10
- Ephesians 3:19 : Eph 1:23
- Ephesians 3:20 : Ro 16:25; 2Co 9:8
- Ephesians 3:20 : 1Ki 3:13
- Ephesians 3:20 : ver 7
- Ephesians 3:21 : S Ro 11:36