Ask, and it shall be given you; Matthew 7 : 7
Good morning, friends. The following story is little bit lengthy. But please read it. May God bless!
So she gathered her two kids around her and said, “Let’s pray for Daddy, that he would find a good job with a good boss – someone like his first boss in his former company.” And so that became the family’s specific prayer. “Lord, please help Daddy get a boss that is as good and kind as his first boss in his old company, in Jesus name.”
One day, Yane came home from work and saw the kids and her husband in a huddle. What’s all this about?” she asked. She heard her kids whisper excitedly, “Show it to her now!”
Beni handed her a brown envelop. As she slowly pulled out the paper from the envelope, she read the name of a company…then her husband’s job title… then his salary… At these, she merely nodded in satisfaction. But when she got to the bottom of the paper, she was shocked. For there was a signature. It was that of Beni’s favourite boss! To her kids’ astonishment, Yane began to cry and laugh at the same time. She could hardly believe it! Like a child, she jumped up and down with joy, much to the kids’ amusement who jumped and laughed along with her.
Gabriel asked his mother, “Mom, why are you crying and laughing at the same time?” Yane saw a great opportunity to explain, “I’m crying because I’m so happy, son. Remember how you prayed for a good boss for Daddy? Look at this name,” she pointed to the paper she was holding. “We were merely asking for a boss that would be like Daddy’s old boss. But no, God gave your Daddy exactly the same boss! He answered our prayers!”
Speaking in IT words, how can we deliver a product or render a service to the business, when they are not clear enough in their requirements?
Paul Yonggi Cho in his book, 'The Fourth Dimension' tells this. "God is with in you. He never works anything independently of you that concerns your life. So please place a clear cut objective before Him specifically in prayer. Don't just say, "God bless me, bless me!". Bible has 8000 promises. If you do so, God would ask, "Out of 8000 promises, what kind of blessing do you want?". God doesn't answer the vague prayers that you yourself are not sure of. So be very definite. If you're not specific, how would you know when God answers?"