The matter of asking and receiving from God is put into perfect focus in the book of James. The writer says the problem is that ~ “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss” (James 4.3). First, the Apostle has no hesitation placing the fault on the receiver, and not on the giver. This is important because as long as one is left in doubt about God’s guarantee to give what is asked for in faith, the child of God will be unable1 to foment the faith necessary to receive what has been given. It is for this reason God has given us the New Testament (covenant) — so the believer can know without a doubt2 what God’s will is and what our part is. God always does His part once we have done our part.