What Ye Ask

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
~ Mark 10:51, John 16:22-24, Matthew 7:7-8, 1 John 5:14-15

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
~ Psalm 73:25

What Would You Ask For, by Joseph Alleine. 1671.

In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.
~ 2 Chronicles 1:7

If God would give you your choice, as He did to Solomon — what would you ask for?

Go into the gardens of pleasure, and gather all the fragrant flowers there — would these satisfy you?

Go to the treasures of mammon — suppose you may carry away as much as you desire.

Go to the towers, to the trophies of honour — and become a man of renown.

Would any of these, would all of these satisfy you, and make you to count yourself happy? If so, then certainly you are carnal and unconverted.

Converting grace turns the heart from its idols — to the living God. Before conversion, the man minded his farm, friends, pleasures more than Christ. He found more sweetness in his merry company, worldly amusements, earthly delights — than in Christ. Now he says, “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” Philippians 3:7-8