We asked God for encouragement . . . and we have definitely gotten it in the last couple of days. Why are we always so slow to ask? I’ve been reading through the prophets and one part jumped out at me the other day. Essentially, God says to one of his prophets, “tell the people to start praying; I’m ready to bless them now.” God could have just poured out his blessings . . . and sometimes he does . . . but so often, he just waits until we ask . . .