Apostle Grace Lubega
James 4:3 (KJV); Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Some Christians seek God out of lust. The Bible calls this ‘asking amiss.’
Sadly however, some people do not know that their seeking is born of lust. This is because lusting Christians may do the same things that truly hungry Christians do.
A man, out of lust, may spend days and nights on a mountain praying and fasting, same as a hungry man.
A man out of lust, may give away all his possessions in the name of service to God, same as a hungry man.
What separates lust from true divine hunger is the revelation of God’s love in the seeker.
Only love can give the true seeker compassion when his desire is for an anointing to heal the sick.
Only love can give the true seeker wisdom on when and how to demonstrate the power of God when a man wishes to be anointed with signs and wonders.
In all that you seek for and desire in God, ask Him to firstly reveal His love. Once love is revealed, you can never ask amiss.
FURTHER STUDY: Mark 1:41; 1 Corinthians 13
GOLDEN NUGGET: In all that you seek for and desire in God, ask Him to firstly reveal His love. Once love is revealed, you can never ask amiss.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the revelation of Your love in my life of prayer and communion. Love lights the path of my quest even as I search for deeper truths and insights in You. My ministry and call will always have love as its foundation, to the glory of Your name, Amen.