In the bible (Matthew 17:24-27) Peter went to Jesus about the need for them to pay tax money. There’s some important lessons to be learned from how Peter handled this situation. When Peter went to Jesus about the need for tax money – he didn’t have a plan on how to get it. He didn’t say “Jesus, I’ve been thinking about this tax problem…let me run this idea past you on how we can raise the money…” He simply went to Jesus expecting Jesus would have the answer. Of course Jesus did and it was a simple victory. So Peter’s plan was simple: Jesus would have the answer – just go to him.
Next, it’s important that Peter went expecting that Jesus had the answer to the problem. QUESTION: would you hop in your car to go the grocery store to get some milk and on the way be worrying if the store will have milk for sale today? No! You are confident they will have what you are going there for. This is how we need to approach the father. NOT in an unsure manner. Not “Gee, I hope he has an answer for me”, but “Father, I thank you that you have my answer and your supply is more than enough for me”. Then simply expect the help/answer.
Hebrews 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Philippians 4:19 New King James Version (NKJV)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
James 1:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
Isaiah 55:1 New Living Translation (NLT)
“Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink—
even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
it’s all free!