If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? (KJV) Luke 11:11
The above verse exemplifies the natural relationship between a father and a son.
Jesus uses the analogy mentioned in the above verse to accentuate the fact that if an earthly father is so thoughtful while meeting the needs of his son, then how much more will our heavenly Father do for His children.
It is important to understand here that God will not always meet our needs through worldly things. He empowers us with spiritual gifts which is far more superior and incomparable to any earthly gift. He meets our needs according to the glorious riches in Christ Jesus. This is a promise of our Lord to all who believe in His holy name.
Now that this has been revealed to us, let us ask for greater and divine things and expect to receive heavenly gifts from our Father in heaven. Let us allow God to pour His Holy Spirit in us and be aware of His presence and power within us. God wants His children to pray in the spirit and seek after things that are above the world.
Praying is a crucial aspect of our walk with the Lord and what we ask for in prayer is significant for the fulfillment of His purpose in our lives. Prayer is an expression of our yearning for intimacy with God and to enter into His strength and will.
Let us adopt a new perception towards prayer today and look at it as an avenue of drawing near to God in worship and surrendering completely to His plans as He is the all-sufficient one who will meet all our needs both here on earth as well as in heaven.