A new job; the hoped-for spouse; a baby that seemed impossible to conceive; a difficult exam: these are prayers people bring to the feet of Jesus, but may or may not believe, in their hearts, God can make into realities. Include also a society where the drive to do things your way is seen as better than God's way, and we drift further from knowing God fulfills our every need.
However, author Nkechi Chinedum Uwaga wholeheartedly believes anything asked of God in prayer is to be received if one has faith that this is God's will and He can do the impossible.
She seeks to inspire readers' prayer lives and hope in God's abilities to provide in her new, nonfiction book, Ask and It Will Be Given You, For Everyone Who Asks Receives.
Stemming from the scripture verses of Matthew 7:7-8, "Ask, and it will be given you...," Nkechi educates readers on the belief that when we ask needs for our lives, God will provide when we pray in knowledge that He alone can produce this hope, provision, or dream.
Nkechi goes methodically through important attributes of prayer for needs, beginning with why we should ask God to fulfill our needs to how all perfect gifts come from God and concluding with reasons to not give up when our prayers aren't "answered" in a timely manner to us.
Stories of the Bible, such as the Syrophoenician woman with the demon-possessed daughter, as well as Nkechi's own experiences give readers plausible examples of exercised faith shown to God in prayer and the positive results to come from them.
So, what do you need to lay in prayer at God's feet? For Nkechi, anything can become a reality when given to our Father in heaven who gives good gifts to those who ask Him (Matt. 7:11).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mrs Nkechi Chinedum Uwaga is minister of the gospel, a missionary and an international Conference Speaker. She is the vice president of 'We Impact Africa' and pastors alongside her husband as senior pastors of God's Favorite house Church Nigeria. A registered nurse by profession and married with three Children.