Word: “Why is it you do not have? Because you do not solicit God.” (James 4:2)
Wonder: There are not any “No Soliciting” signs surrounding God’s throne in heaven. Quite the opposite, actually; he encourages us to ask of him, for he longs to bless us. However, there are probably some “No Soliciting” signs posted around our heart. There are matters about which we think “There’s no use asking about that, for he’ll never hear me.” As to some things, we think “I’ve asked about that before or knew of others asking and so, there’s no reason for me to ask now.” And on a multitude of matters, we’re not even aware of the fact we ought to be asking about them, and so there can’t be any soliciting going on.
So what might happen if we got serious about asking ourselves about what we’re asking of God?