Ask.Seek.Knock. :Matthew 7:7

Day 10/30

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened yo you." - Matthew 7:7(NASB)

Maybe you're like me, and read a passage of Scripture like this and you think, "Ok... why?"

Ask. Seek. Knock.  Why does it work?

Growing spiritually happens when we desire for it to happen.  God always wants spiritual growth to happen in our lives. So, when we are aligning ourselves with the purpose and will of the Creator, He is more than ready to give what we ask for.  Ultimately when we are truly spiritual people, we ask for opportunities to learn, to love and to care about others.

When we seek God we find God, because God isn't hiding.  Sometimes I treat God like we're in a cosmic game of hide-n-seek, and I'm "it."  Of course, this is frustrating because who knows all the best hiding places any better than God?  But He is not hiding.  Mysterious? Yes.  Mystical? Indeed.  Bigger than my brain can really wrap around? Absolutely.  But hiding?  No way.

And God doesn't lock doors either.  Especially, God doesn't lock the door to His presence and His heart.  When we knock, the door to the presence of God is opened because He just doesn't lock it.  When I miss His presence, and when I fail to engage God's heart, it's because I'm not knocking on the door.  For this happens because I tend to hold too much in my hands.  I mean, yeah, if I had an extra set of hands, I would knock on the door to God's presence, but my hands are just too full.  This is why I drop things; not the things which I am truly responsible for... but all the other stuff that I pick up or people hand me.  I'm learning to trust God with that stuff enough to drop it and knock on the door.

"Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.  Keep on looking and you will find.  Keep on knocking and the door will be opened." (NLT)

"Don't bargain with God.  Be direct.  Ask for what you need." (the Message)


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