Ask…and you shall receive…

Sometimes it is the most inconsequential…trivial…unimportant things that bring home, this basic tenet of faith, with a bang…I feel strongly that asking for…more…with all that has been bestowed upon me so graciously and munificently may be a bit greedy…but there is no denying this basic tenet of belief systems across the board…

It is also when this grace is manifested voluntarily…repeatedly…graciously…that the ‘asking’ gives one room to ponder whilst acknowledging His grace. The ‘receiving’ is so random…regular…across the board…be it a last minute preferred seat allocation on an air journey…a shoe size for that shoe you must have…finding the perfect present for the loved one who has everything…a dining reservation opening up at that impossible to-get-restaurant…temperate weather for al-fresco entertainment…that unexpected but desired visit,call…love and friendships that make the heart sing…sleep in times of stress…the son,daughter,nephew,niece getting into the university,course,job they were wanting…an urgent dispensation regarding the health of near and dear ones…solace in the comfort zone of family…prayer for length of days for your near and dear…the list is wide ranging and stretches from the trivial to the life changing and is endless…spanning a life and…a life time…

When it is all given readily….magnanimously…repeatedly…we often think…we should have asked for something bigger…something more important…just…more…forgetting that at that point of time, that was obviously what was the most important and needed…which brings home the sad fact that we are very often ungrateful and demonstrate a real lack of grace and humility in the ‘asking’ and the ‘receiving’…

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