Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

Jesus is talking here to His listeners about how to go about depending on God. He wants us to depend on Him more and more. He wants us to trust Him to meet our needs.

‘Ask’- the actual Greek word is more like plead or beg. He wants us to talk to Him in prayer about our needs, wants and desires.

‘Seek’- like when we lose our keys, cell phone or wallet? He wants us to hunt for answers to our life issues, aggressively look for His answers to our ‘ask’. Figuring what our part is in the solution. Craving His input and direction.

‘Knock’- if our knuckles just hit the door once, we have just punched the door. But we need to persistently rap on the door over and over. That is a knock. Be persistent in our asking and seeking.

Though He loves to give good gifts, God is more concerned with our dependence on Him than fulfilling our requests.


Heavenly Father, thank you that You want to meet my needs and be close to me. Take care of me so that I can live fulfilled and help others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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