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.Our Father is an all knowing Father. He knows exactly what we need, even before we ask. I read in an illustration in a book about prayer that God is liken to the fathers on earth where the son or daughter would go to their daddy and ask him for what he or she needs. The father already knows what she or he needs, but until the child ask, he can't give it. An example would be a bicycle. He knows that his child needs one so he has one ready to give to his child. When the child ask for a bicycle, he gladly gives it. Our Father is a gracious gifts and he gives good gifts. (Read James 1:17). Jesus illustrates this in Luke 11 where he preaches about persistent prayer. He later says "If even a sinful father knows how to give good gifts to his children what more our heavenly father?" (My translation)
I am a substitute teacher in a nearby public school district and I know the challenges I face each time I sub. I also know that my heavenly Father loves me and wants me to succeed so I start my morning off asking him to send his angels to help me because the Bible states that angels are ministering experiences and I have personally experience this before. I had no idea what awaited me or what I would have faced. (Sure there were days when I felt God didn't send his angels, but I knew there were days he felt I was up for the challenge.) As I arrived, I met the student teacher for that class! I asked her what the teacher allows her to teach and she told me science, but she did more than that. She helped me gain the students attention, she gave me tips and suggestions. Her presence had helped me greatly until she had to leave.
I am here to tell you that God can do the same for you, but be careful what you ask for. James also wrote that we don't get for what we ask for because we ask with wrong motives, We need to ask what is according to what is in His will and often time God gives so it will give him glory.
What are your thoughts on this subject?
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