Ask, Seek, Knock

14 10 2010

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 1Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:7-11)

Thank you Lord for your great and wonderful blessings. So many times, when I hear sermons of prayer, they focus on making our prayers a conversation with God, about giving praise and thanks, about how to make your prayers not about getting what you want. I couldn’t agree more. Prayer should not be a list of intentions, or just seen as a a direct line to a gift-giver. However, asking things of God, expressing your desires to Him is a vital part of prayer. Not the whole prayer, but a vital part.

In this verse, Jesus tells us specifically to ask for what we desire, that whoever asks will receive. This doesn’t mean we will always get what we want, but we will always get an answer, and that answer from God is the greatest gift because it leads us in the right direction.  Yes, God does know the desires of our heart already, but He also wants us to engage in conversation with Him, as two friends. Many times, I think we are almost taught that it is shameful to ask of God for personal things, but Jesus tells us that God our father wants to give us gifts, He wants to bless us! So what do you want? Let Him know! He gives the best kind of presents.

In His love,




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