How would you feel if the President of your country called you by phone and told you he likes you and wants to have a chat with you?
Definitely, you would feel happy; and your self-esteem would go up.
How would you feel if you got such a call from the President of the United States of America or from the Pope? I believe that would astound you.
The President of your country, the president of the United States of America and the Pope are very important personalities. To call you and tell you they like you means they value you. If you feel great because they have called you, one reason is they are great personalities.
You feel happy when an important person recognizes and values you.
God values you and that is why he created you. Don’t you feel very happy? God is most important. He created all the important people of the world whom you regard so highly.
If you regard human beings so highly, what more of the God who created them?
God is great; and loves you. It is not a joke. He loves you so much. If he had not loved you, he would not have created you.
You should be very happy that God loves you. And because He loves you, He will protect you and provide for you. Someone cannot love you and stand and see you suffer.
What more of God who is all good? He wants you to be happy. He is ready to make you happy. He is ready to give you the things that are good for you.
But He has his conditions which you must fulfill to benefit from his largesse. Fulfilling these conditions is not for his good but for yours. He wants you to ask and you shall be given; to seek and you will find; to knock and the door will be opened into you.
Do you ask? Do you seek? Do you knock?
That is what God is waiting for you to do. To ask, you must know clearly what you are asking for. To seek, you must know what you are seeking; to knock, you must know which door you are knocking.
And how do you ask? How do you seek? How do you knock? There are right and wrong ways of doing everything. Whatever you do rightly will give you good results. Whatever you do wrongly, will give poor or negative results.
The right way to ask God is first to obey him, then to ask. The wrong way is to disobey him and then ask. You will not get what you have asked for.
Obedience to God is the key that opens the door of his heart.
Obey the Lord and ask. You shall receive. This is what God is waiting for you to do.