Matthew 7 verses 7-8, Jesus said, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; For everyone that asketh receiveth; he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. In our everyday life what is it that you are looking for? When we pray, we are to ask God for the things that we desire. However, we are warned not to ask for things that are of a selfish nature. We must ask to make sure that the things we ask for are in the will of God.
God is our provider and when we pray we do so with faith that God will provide what we need. The more time that we spend in prayer will bring us closer to God. God will give us the strength that we need to continue life’s journey. It will also give us a better relationship with God. When we don’t ask, we will not receive. God will do His best to see that we will receive what we need.
God is our Heavenly Father. He wants to fulfill our request. He knows our needs before we ask. It pleases God when we ask Him for our needs. He desires our attention. God wants us to talk to Him. He wants to be part of our lives. Sometimes our ego gets in the way. Put your ego aside when you go to the Lord in prayer. Approach God’s throne with humility and respect.
Jesus went on to say seek and you will find. What is it that you want to find? Is it a better relationship with a loved one? Is it a better relationship with God? We should seek better relationships with loved ones. Above all else we should seek a better relationship with the Lord. When we seek is it to seek God Himself? Psalms 27: 8, When thou saidist, seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, thy face, Lord will I seek.
Psalm 105: 3-4, Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore. Seeking the face of the Lord will give us His divine presence, strength, power and His grace. That alone should be enough for us. When we seek the Lord, it will prevent spiritual weakness and defeat. Nothing would give Satan greater pleasure than to see us be weak and defeated.
Psalm 119: 2, Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Do you want to be blessed? All you must do is to seek the Lord’s face. In this day and age, we can use all the blessing that we can get. God doesn’t hide from us. He is always ready to hear our prayers. Proverbs 8: 17, I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. We need to seek God early in the morning and continually to seek Him throughout the day.
Matthew 6: 33, Jesus said, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. God wants to add all that He has for us in order to make it through life’s journey. This means eternal life with Him, healing for our bodies and a better relationship with Him. He will set us apart from this sinful world.
By seeking God this will allow Him to put His plans for our lives first. God wants to be first. It is hard to put Him first with all the distractions that we face every day. We need to break the habits of allowing the world to get in our way when we seek God. Seek Him with earnest prayer and you will be blessed. The third part of what Jesus told us is to Knock. Knock on what?
We are to knock on the door of heaven. Jesus said that if we knock on the door it will be opened unto us. We must persevere when we knock on the door of heaven. In other words, keep on knocking until it is opened. Don’t give up if God doesn’t open the door quickly. He will eventually open it. When God doesn’t open the door right away, we may think that God doesn’t want to be bothered. That is a lie that Satan would want us to believe. Don’t listen to Satan.
We aren’t bothering God. He desires our attention and wants us to pray and seek Him. God isn’t like the world, the world says go away, God says come on in my child. God is never too busy to hear us and to respond to our prayers. God isn’t like the world which couldn’t care less about us. God is a loving God and loves us very much.
Matthew 7: 11, Jesus told us, that our Father which is in heaven will give good things to them that ask. Ask is the verbal request that we do when we come to God. Christians are to seek God with our minds. Knocking involves our physical movement. All three of these components go hand in hand when we come to God. Knocking is the complete action that Christians do.
Are you needing something? Then begin by asking God. Seek God’s face, then knock on the door of heaven. Jesus will open the door and you will receive. Don’t give up, keep on asking, seeking and knocking. If you are not a Christian, ask Jesus to forgive your sins. Seek God’s face, knock on the door of heaven and it will be opened unto you.