Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)
Every one of us has needs and the moment an urgent need arises in each of our lives; we start looking around, trying to figure out a way to fulfill that need. We try our own methods, make our efforts and check out the resources we have to attend to that need. When nothing seems to work out, we get desperate and only then look to God. Waiting seems so difficult and trusting God is even more difficult especially when we cannot see any evidence of an answer to our prayer. We are so used to technology, a fast paced life and instant gratification of our wants/needs/desires, that waiting on the Lord becomes a tough task.
God’s Word promises us that we need to look to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who is the author and finisher of our faith; believe that He has heard our prayer and be sure that He is mindful of us because His word says so. Asking, seeking and knocking signify persistence in prayer; “asking” leads to “seeking” which is asking plus acting which implies earnestness and finally “knocking” which means that we ask, act and persevere in faith. Someone said “Pray as if everything depends on God, Work as if everything depends on us.”
“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He will hear us.” James 5:14; the Bible teaches us that we must make sure that whatever we are asking, should be in line with His will and righteousness. We must make an effort to read the Bible; know God’s Word so that we live in obedience and ask with the right motives for only then we are confident to receive answers to our prayers. Keep at it – continue to Pray, Practice and Persevere!
Prayer – Heavenly Father, I thank you for being my provider. I surrender all my needs and commit my anxieties into your hands. Please grant me wisdom to understand your will and strengthen me to live a holy life. Forgive my sins and answer my prayer for I ask in the precious name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – Amen
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