Ask. Seek. Knock. Each of these verbs is dynamic, energetic. True prayer is not a lethargic experience; it is a vigorous participation in the plan of God. It is the soul’s fervent endeavor toward the kingdom of God. The reason, therefore, that we have not prayed as we should is because we are either too spiritually lazy to labor in prayer, or we are too content to feel our need of God.
“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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” ~ Matthew 7:7-8
Regardless of the reason, the good news is this: for those who awaken to their desperate condition and follow hard after God, God has promised universal acceptance and success. Everyone who asks will receive!
But perhaps you have not received. Perhaps you have not found. Perhaps you still stand at the closed door with bloody knuckles and a growing doubt in your mind. Why hasn’t God answered? Why won’t He turn the lock and swing open the door?
Do not give up, my friends. God always gives to everyone who asks — He has given us His word. He will either give us what we have been begging for, or He will give something better. No one will go away from the throne room disappointed, although you may have to linger there for a long time.
Have a wonderful day in His presence as you continue to ask, seek, and knock. Love you all in Christ. Please share this blog with another. I pray that it will bring encouragement in their journey.