As I was getting ready to go to a conference with a few people from my church, I decided that I would spend some time in prayer before I leave. I started my prayer as usual, “good morning Father.” Those words were fine, but the next words out of my mouth were, “what do you want me to gain from this?” They should have been, “how can I please you today.” Just like the quote from President JFK, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country!” The same goes for the Lord, but more so! We must get beyond asking God for gifts and focus on pleasing Him. Offer Him your worship, He deserves it. What have you done to deserve His gifts? I don’t know about you, but I haven’t done anything to deserve them. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t ask for what you want, but get it right, focus on Him and everything else will fall into place.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33