Desire and Power

Matthew 7:9-11 have been a huge source of encouragement for me this week. Progress is slow on a couple of big projects I'm working on, and one of them took a discouraging step back early in the week. While I was fighting through the blahs, I spent some time thinking about Jesus' words encouraging us to ask.

“Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"

Obviously, I'm still fairly new to fatherhood. My two-year-old can't ask for much, but I already know I will want to give him everything I can that is in his best interest for the rest of his life.  The problem with my desire is my limitations. There will be many times where my sons will ask for something I desire to give them but can't. There may be other times when my sons want something I am able to give them but don't want to.

With a loving, heavenly Father that will never be an issue. He has both the power to do whatever we ask and the desire to do what is in our best interest. That's good news.


Understanding Alice said...

yes it is :) thank you for this