Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Do you desire to have all that God has for you? Do you desire to develop as a follower of Jesus? Do you desire to follow hard after Christ? Do you desire God’s rich spiritual blessings? Let’s talk to him about Jesus’ words in this passage.
- Ask God to give you not what you want, but what you need. Tell him all that is on your heart. Ask him to temper, redirect, or embolden your dreams.
- Ask God to help you seek the things that elevate him, not you. Ask for guidance to run after eternal things that will impact the kingdom. Find what impassions and ignites your heart for him.
- Ask God to help you knock on the right door—the door that opens to God’s path for you. Allow him to open up opportunities for career and training. Start pursuing the plans he has for you.
James says that we don’t have what we need because we don’t ask for it. Sometimes we ask with the wrong motives (James 4:2-3). So, ask God to keep your heart pure. Seek those things that honor him. Stay on the path of obedience, then you will receive the great blessings God has for you.
Talking to God
Father, help me to ask, seek, and knock with pure motives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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