“If God did not withhold His own Son but gave Him up for us, then God is not a withholding God but a giving God, and that should radically change how we ask Him for things in prayer.”

The greatest lie from the beginning is that God is a withholding God. But the Bible makes it clear that God in His nature is a gracious and giving God. If this is true, we should come to Him boldly, confidently, and daily in prayer, making our requests known to Him.

Application Questions

1. How does your view of God’s generosity or withholding affect your prayer life?

2. How have you seen God answer your prayers with “yes”, “wait”, or “no”?

3. What is the difference between earthly maturity and Christian maturity?

4. What are the places in your life that need to change in order to live more dependently on God?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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