“CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY: DOING WHO I AM”

PRAYING AND GETTING WHAT YOU WANT – PASTOR MARTIN CHILDS JR. D. MIN.

TITLE: PRAYING AND GETTING WHAT YOU WANT

TEXT: LUKE 11:9-13

ASK

A. Ask, and it will be given to you (Ask = Keep on asking) ​

1. It will be given to you

B. Whoever asks, receives ​

1. Receives = I am receiving while I am asking

2. As I keep on asking, I know that I am receiving it while I am asking

C. Example: A friend who comes at midnight​

SEEK
A. Seek, and you will find ​

1. Seek = Keep on seeking

2. You will find

B. What does it mean to seek ​

1. We seek Consciously – We know for what we are seeking

2. We seek Intentionally – We know for what we are seeking is where we are seeking

C. Those who seek, find ​

1. Find = I am finding while I am seeking

2. As I keep on seeking, I know that I am finding it while I am seeking

APPLICATION:

A. Example: ​

1. Fathers, if your child asks for bread will you give him a stone?

2. If your child asks for a fish, will you give him a serpent instead of a fish?

3. If your child asks for an egg, will you offer him a scorpion?

B. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit [Matthew 7:11, Good things] to those who ask Him! ​

1. Romans 8:26 – So we will know how to pray for what we pray for

2. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 – Paul, in his flesh, prayed for the thorn to be removed

3. Matthew 26:41 – Jesus in the garden, “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

4. Luke 22:43 – As Jesus was in the garden, an angel appeared to Him from
heaven, strengthening Him

C. Therefore, I am Conscious, Intention and Persistent in What I Ask/What I Seek

1. I know what I want (What God wants), and I know God has what I want

2. As I keep on asking, I know that I am receiving it while I am asking

3. I know for what I am seeking, and I know for what I am seeking is where I am seeking

4. As I keep on seeking, I know that I am finding it while I am seeking

5. Therefore, I am Persistent in my prayer requests because I know that I am going to get what I want

WORK FOR THE WEEK

MAY MEMORY VERSE
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.​​​​​Ephesians 3:20, 21

MAY MEDITATION QUOTE
“The task ahead of us can never, ever be greater than the power within us.”​​​​​​Joseph Shabalala

TODAY’S STUDY QUESTIONS AND MEDITATION:
Am I Putting forth the effort to seek in my prayers? ​​​​​​​​​​​​
How conscious am I in my praying? How intentional am I in my praying? ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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FOR THE YOUTH
Some things do not come easy, and I must put effort into seeking in
my praying. ​​​​​​​​

​What are some specific things that I want God to do? ​​
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​Am I willing to put effort into seeking for those things? ​​
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