Matthew 7:7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Ask—it will be given
Seek—you will find
Knock—the door will be opened
These promises are from God, and they speak of blessing, discovery, & revelation. Promises like these are a feast to starving souls, yet so often we settle for far less than could be given, found or opened to us through Christ. In trying to diagnose our inadequacy we often mistakenly think that the solution is found in asking more earnestly, seeking more fervently, or knocking harder. However the real problem is more likely revealed in our misunderstanding of one of the following verses. Matthew 7:11 says “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
Do we really believe the “how much more” part of this passage? If we did believe that God was ‘much more’ loving, gracious, wise, etc. wouldn’t that impact our asking, seeking and knocking? Asking, seeking and knocking are only effective as we trust that our Father knows best, does best, and is the best!
Confession: I don’t know what to do!
Decision: I will trust that God knows what to do, is able to do it, and I will pray for His wisdom to guide us!