Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Today I would like you to think back with me to a time you may have been to a restaurant and ordered a meal. The server brings it to your table, and you begin to enjoy it. Your meal is prepared just as you ordered it and is delicious. Then you look over at the next table and they have the exact same thing but with onion rings instead of fries. You begin to think, hey why didn’t I get onion rings instead of fries? The answer is simple, you did not ASK for what they have.
Sometimes we are shortchanged in life not because something is not available to us, but because we did not ASK.
In Matt. 7:7, the verse says Ask, Seek, and Knock. Even the initials of these three words spell ASK. The way the verse is written means for us to continually ask, to keep seeking, and to persistently knock. When you go to the door of someone’s home, you knock until someone comes to the door, or you realize the people who live there are not home. Guess what? God is never away, He is always home, so just keep knocking until you get an answer.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
Asking shows dependence on God. Seeking displays a yearning for Him. Knocking demonstrates persistence. So, spend your time persistently yearning for and asking God for the desires of your heart according to His will. WOW. Do you know what happens then? You have just spent a whole day talking with God. Now that might change your life!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Genesis 9-10 / Psalm 5 / Proverbs 5 / Matthew 7-8
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 4-5 / Matthew 2:16-23
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director