THE FOUNTAIN IS ALWAYS FULL
Ask, and it shall be given you.
This world can be quite a confusing and complicated place. Just when you think you have things figured out someone changes the rules. You have been asking and asking for some kind of help but you have two problems. First, you may be asking the wrong question and second you may be asking the wrong person. Thankfully, Our Lord is not as complicated or evasive. Ask and and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. Our only concern is that we come to Him. He has all the resources and all the answers and He is always willing to answer. His ear is open to our prayers. Charles Spurgeon preached about this wonderful, prayer answering God. check this out.
“We know of a place in England still existing, where a dole of bread is served to every passerby who chooses to ask for it. Whoever the traveller may be, he has but to knock at the door of St. Cross Hospital, and there is the dole of bread for him. Jesus Christ so loveth sinners that he has built a St. Cross Hospital, so that whenever a sinner is hungry, he has but to knock and have his wants supplied. Nay, he has done better; he has attached to this Hospital of the Cross a bath; and whenever a soul is black and filthy, it has but to go there and be washed. The fountain is always full, always efficacious… Nothing that is good for him shall be denied him. He shall have spending-money so long as he lives, and he shall have an eternal heritage of glorious treasure when he enters into the joy of his Lord.
If all these things are to be had by merely knocking at mercy’s door, O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord. Leave not the throne of grace till all thy wants have been spread before the Lord, and until by faith thou hast a comfortable prospect that they shall be all supplied. No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites. No unbelief should hinder when Jesus promises. No cold-heartedness should restrain when such blessings are to be obtained.”
I love the simplicity and the childlikeness seen in this approach to our God. The throne of grace is approachable, His ear is open, all that is wanting is our requests. I love what Spurgeon said, “No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites.” We have no shame in approaching this throne of grace. We have access into His presence, after all it is a throne of GRACE, not a throne of judgement. What kind of need is pressing on you today? Are you struggling to pay your bills? Ask for His help. Are you suffering in your body? Ask for His help. As James says, “We have not because we ask not. “As Spurgeon says, “ask large things of thy generous Lord.”