When you go to a restaurant the waiter brings you a menu. Here, you are given several options and can order whatever you want. You are free to do so. The waiter is not going to force you to eat anything, or bring you something different than what you asked for. He will bring exactly what you asked for; in other words, what you want to eat and have faith to eat, believing that it will be to your liking.
This scenario is similar when you come before the Presence of God. As you approach the Most High, He asks you what you want, what is your request, like Jesus did in the past: What do you want Me to do for you? Mark 10.51.
But instead of a menu with a limited number of options, God gives you the unrestricted freedom to ask for what you want, since He has absolutely everything available and ready to offer you. The possibilities are endless, and what you ask for measures the degree of your faith. This degree is precisely what will also determine the quality level of your life.
Your request shows the faith you have in the restaurant and in the professionals who work there. You would not ask for a dish that requires specific attention if you didn’t have faith in the zeal, hygiene and quality of the restaurant. The same goes for the requests you make to God: they show the faith you have in His Word, how much you trust Him and what you believe He is capable of doing.
If you ask for ordinary things, your faith is ordinary. If you ask for extraordinary things, your faith is extraordinary. If you only ask for earthly things, your faith is as fragile as they are. And, if you ask prioritizing eternal things, your faith is as strong as they are.
Your faith corresponds and is proportionate to your requests, because your requests are the expression of your faith.
Similar to the waiter, God respects your will, and brings you exactly what you asked for. He does not make you ask for something you do not want, or something you do not have the faith to achieve. He only answers your request.
What you have faith to ask for, you have faith to receive and enjoy, and God gives it to you. But what you do not have faith to ask for, you do not have faith to receive or enjoy, and God does not give it to you.
If the degree of your quality of life is high, the degree of your faith is high, because the degree of your requests is also high. But if the degree of your quality of life is low, the degree of your faith is low, because the degree of your requests is also low.
All this boils down to the fact that, though it is so good and simple, it seems unreal, but is 100% true: you receive what you ask for. The degree of your faith determines the degree of the quality of your life.