There’s a story which says that every morning, God sends two angels from heaven to come and visit us.
Who are these angels? Let’s meet them...
The first angel’s name is Ask…and the second angel’s name is Praise.
Both of these angels are carrying baskets.
When we look at what is inside the first angel’s basket, we find that the basket is full, right to the top, overflowing with our prayer requests to God such as "give me a big house, I want a new car, get me a better job and I want lots of money."
Now, when we look to see what is inside the second angel’s basket, we find that it is empty. They say, that only sometimes, right at the bottom of the basket there are one or two words of praise.
Think about God…every day, God has lots and lots of our requests to supply more and still more of our demands and wants.
Will we ever be satisfied and grateful for what we already have?
Tell me, have we been praying all this time begging God to supply and yet, we hardly ever make time to thank God that we are alive, and praise Him for every heart-beat and every breath.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we would seek, and direct our prayers to give praise and glory to the Giver first, before we focus so much of our prayer-time on seeking the Gifts and what we can get from the God.
Everyday let’s make God our pleasure...because God is everything we need!