God has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Since God has made every one available there are none to ask God to give us. We simply need to be aware of what we already have. We might call this the Hearst principle.
William Randolph Hearst was an avid art collector. He read of one painting he felt he just had to have so he sent one of his staff to find that painting and purchase it at any cost. After a diligent search his representative called him to say that he had found the location of the painting and it would cost him nothing -- it was being stored in one of Hearst's warehouses! He already owned it. He had what he wanted but was not aware of it. Now he would enjoy what was his.
We have every blessing we need for abudant life already within us. Blessings ready for use. How do we access these? Begin by thankful prayer then ask Jesus to help you become aware of what you already have through Him. Then, receive these provisions with an attitude of gratitude.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." Ephesians 1:3
Rev. Patricia E. Walker, AlphaChurch.org