I love a good coupon deal! Just recently I was able to buy almost $80 worth of baby clothes for a baby shower for $28 because of a cash back coupon, two nice fluffy hand towels for $1.28 total because of a $10 off coupon, and $12 worth of merchandise at another store for $2 because of another $10 off coupon.
Not everyone likes to use coupons, however. My husband and I and three other couples went out to dinner for a birthday celebration a while ago. The restaurant that we were going to had a coupon deal going on, so naturally I brought the coupon along. On the way there, we all had a discussion about using the coupon, and some people in our group confessed that they don't like using coupons. That's hard for me to understand, because to me it's like turning down free money!
The whole coupon discussion got me to thinking about how sometimes we approach God's Word in a similar way. God's Word is full of good things, it tells us about an abundance of gifts and promises that God has for us. But, for some reason we don't want to take the time to clip out the coupon and use it, we don't want to ask! I wonder how many good and advantageous gifts God has with my name on them, but God, who will not violate my free will, is just waiting for me to ask and to keep on asking. The good news is, it's not too late for me, or for you either, to start asking today. Unlike coupons, God's Word doesn't have an expiration date.