Ask, Seek, Knock.

By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers

Matthew 7:7-12 says “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.

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 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!

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

Note 1: In the above scripture verses, we are told to persist in pursuing God. People often give up after a few halfhearted attempts and conclude that God cannot be found.

But knowing God takes faith, focus, and follow through, and Jesus assures us that we will be rewarded. Don't give up in your efforts to seek God. Continue to ask Him for more knowledge, patience, wisdom, love and understanding. He will give them to you in His time.

Note 2: The child in Jesus' example asked his father for bread and fish – something good and necessary. If the child had asked for a poisonous snake, would a wise father have given it to him? No! God knows when we are asking for something that is not good for us and does not give us what we are asking for, even though we persist in our asking.

As we learn to know God better as a loving father, we learn to ask for what is good for us, and then, He grants our request in His time.

Note 3: Jesus is showing us the heart of God the father. God is not selfish, envious, resentful or stingy, and we don't have to beg as we come with our requests. He is a loving father who understands and cares.

If we can be kind, just imagine how kind God, the creator of kindness, can be!

Matthew 7:8 says “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

So, don't give up, continue to ask, to seek and to knock and you will be successful! 
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