Have you ever wondered if you could love God unconditionally, without expecting anything in return? We are told the two greatest commandments are: Luke 10:27 – “He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Every morning as I pray I am asking God for certain blessings. I want Him to bless my family, those needing healing, my church, my Bible study group, my business and others. I told my two children that I can love others unconditionally, not expecting anything in return, but how do you love God unconditionally?

I started looking though my 100 or more books looking for an answer. I happened to pull out a little book that I read more than ten years ago: The Prayer of Jabez. I Chronicles 4:10 – “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.”

I believe God wanted me to write on the importance of prayer. Most Christians want to stand before God one day and hear Him say: Well done! How can we be assured that God will say those two words to us after our time on earth? I took two hours to once again read the book emphasizing that we are repeatedly told, by Scripture, that God has blessings waiting for us that we would never receive unless we ask God for them. I want God to bless me by imparting His supernatural favor. We all want God’s unlimited goodness. I am convinced we may never receive those blessings unless we ask for them.

Matthew 7:7 – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” James 4:2 – “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”

Jabez was blessed, according to the Bible, because he refused to let any obstacle, person or opinion cause him to believe that God didn’t want to bless him. The Bible tells us that a simple prayer can change our future. No matter what our gifts, education or vocation may be, our calling is to do God’s work on earth.

Through my 595 blogs written over the past five years, I believe God has continually answered my prayers by providing insight and knowledge as to what has been written. My publisher advised me to begin writing blogs in order to advertise our book. I found it was a way of allowing Christ to live through me. Hopefully, the blogs have helped others to live a holy life. We are told, as Christians, we are to share the gospel with the world. People from over 100 nations have read these blogs, according to Word Press. Who would have believed this could be possible ten years ago? I believe those blogs would never have been possible without prayer and those prayers being answered.

I have learned that God can use average and normal people to do His work if they allow Christ to work through them. God is just waiting for us to ask Him to be used. 2 Corinthians 3:5 – 6 – “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” Ephesians 3:19 – “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

My prayer is for God’s supernatural power to work through my weakness. If I am not encountering some problems, from time to time, that means Satan is not worried about me. Matthew 6:13 – “And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.”

I believe that God has all kinds of blessings waiting for us. It is time we have the faith to ask Him to bless us. God’s blessings can be limited by us, not by His resources, power or His willingness to give. God’s nature is to bless. God will not give us a blessing that will hurt us. His blessings are in keeping with His will for each of us.

The answer to the questions is: God does not expect us to love Him unconditionally. He wants us to love Him with all of our strength because He has blessings He wants to give us. Don’t be afraid or feel unworthy to ask God for a blessing. THINK – He is waiting to answer our prayers.

Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

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