Ask and Wait
Ask, Seek, Knock
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-8
“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; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Today’s scripture clearly lets us know that we can be led by God. If we can believe that God is our heavenly Father and cares deeply for each of us, surely it makes sense that He would never ignore our requests for guidance!
As David continually sought God’s advice on the battles of his life, so must we if we want to be successful in those battles. Please note that David never “assumed” upon God… he asked for His guidance. Also note that David asked “before” going into those battles. We don’t read that David rushed into battles and then cried out for direction.
We must learn to ask God for His opinion in all areas of our lives. He is honored when we do. God’s opinion should be of utmost importance to all of us. When we rush ahead without seeking God, we reveal how we feel about God’s opinion.
If we follow the progression of our scripture for today, we’ll find a sense of flow to our being led by God. Ask, seek, and knock have a “process” attached to them rather than a “one time” action. First, we ask… then we seek to hear… we knock, not with one “rap of the knuckles,” but knocking that anticipates an answer! Prayer, speaking with spiritual mentors, and Bible study – are all part of this process of asking, seeking and knocking. All this activity on our part tells God how important His opinion is to us. Does He see this in your life?
Father, having your will and your way in the decisions of my life is extremely important to me. I will ask, seek and knock for as long as it takes to find your wisdom. In Jesus’ Name, amen.