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A Simple Way to Increase Your Prosperity

I wonder how many blessings I’ve missed out on because I haven’t asked God for them. Many of us say we want to live the abundant life; we want that life Jesus came to give us. We read our Bibles, we pray to God, yet we don’t see a huge change. We cannot understand why we don’t have life more abundantly.

Last week, I woke up one morning, and before I got out of bed, I prayed differently than how I normally do. I asked God to bless me and not just the regular “God bless me with joy or peace” or “to have a good day” kind of blessing. I asked God to bless me beyond measure, to send every blessing He had for me that day. And, in addition to that, I asked Him to let no one, not even myself, hinder a single one from coming.

Well, you may have guessed what happened. Before the evening arrived, I had received more blessings than I had the entire week. I don’t know why I was surprised, but God didn’t send me just any blessing. All of them were huge beyond measure. God always exceeds our expectations. Now, as I write this, I’ve realized that there are some blessings we’ll only receive by asking.

It’s probably the reason why James 4:2 reads:

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. (ESV)

After having that experience, I add that request to my prayer every morning. I’ve also stopped asking God for specific blessings. He knows what I need, so if I ask Him to provide, He’ll do so however He chooses.

I think we limit ourselves by asking God only for specific blessings. If you ask God for just joy and peace that day, He’ll provide it. However, if you ask Him to bless you with a good day and bless you beyond measure, you don’t limit yourself to just the blessings of “joy and peace”.

Today, I challenge you to ask God for life more abundantly. Ask Him for every blessing He has for you, and watch what He turns your request into!

7 Responses

  1. Posseh

    This is so insightful simple and full of wisdom.. I know God made me visit this site today. God bless you.. I am a new and will be a frequent visitor to this site now.:)

  2. Ashley Ormon

    Welcome Posseh! So glad to have you as a visitor!

    I'm happy you liked the article and were blessed by it. Much favor and blessing to you!

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

  3. Author Amanda Beth

    I love this message! Isn't it funny how we are surprised when God answers our prayers and blesses us? Then the day after we are usually hesitant to ask for blessings again because we think He wouldn't dare do it again. I want to receive everything God wants to give me.
    Thanks for reminding me to be bold in my prayers. May God continue to bless you:)

  4. Joe Dalio

    Thank you Ashley for this wonderful, helpful information. I have struggled with this in the past, and it is just now that I am realizing the power of simply asking God for above and beyond blessing. This is an excellent reminder and I believe you are helping and blessing many people by this article. Thank you!

  5. Ashley Ormon

    Thank you! Glad you liked it.

    Sometimes we make simple things so complicated, and here, God says all we have to do is ask. Bold prayers!

    Thank you for reading and commenting!

  6. Ashley Ormon

    Hello Joe; welcome!

    Every one has struggles, even me. Before I thought I was asking God for too much. But now, I have a new understanding: that if we are willing to ask, God will be willing to help us.

    Thank you for your encouraging words! I thank God you were blessed by it.

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