“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. Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)
Ask, Seek, Knock
Is there something that you want from me? Is there anything that you would like to ask of me? What do you want? What do you need? Why are you asking me these questions? I am not hearing many prayer requests from you. Why is that? Is that because you have nothing that you need? Is that because you have everything you want? No, I don’t have everything that I want or need. I’m sure of that. Do you think it would be an inconvenience for you to ask me for what you want or need? Do you think I might be too busy to hear and answer your prayers? No, I am sure that my prayers are never an inconvenience for you. I’m positive that you would never be too busy to hear and answer my prayers. Do you doubt my ability to hear and answer your prayers? No, I have no doubt in your ability to hear and answer my prayers. Do you feel that it would be better for you to try to solve your own problems rather than to ask me for my help? No, I am certain that you want me to come to rely on you. I am sure that it is your delight to hear and answer my prayers. You are a good giver who delights to hear and answer prayers. You aren’t giving me many opportunities to be a good giver that hears and answers your prayers. I can see that now. I am sorry that I have not come to ask you for what I want and need. That is about to change. How so? Every day from here on out, you will hear from me. I will ask you for what I need. I will be passionate and persistent in my prayers for what I want and need from you. I will not give up. I will keep on asking, seeking and knocking in prayer for all that I need from you. That will be very good.
What will happen to your faith as you keep on asking, seeking and knocking for all that you want and need in prayer? As you hear and answer my prayers my faith in you will grow. As I hear and answer your prayers what will you keep on doing? I will keep on praying. Will you ask me for more? Yes, I will ask you for more. That is what I want. I am asking you to come to me to ask me for more. Rely on me. Pray to me. Ask me for what you want and need. I will hear and answer your prayers. That is what I will do. That will be very good.
Lord, I will be passionate, intense and unrelenting in my prayers. I will keep on asking, seeking and knocking in prayer for all I need from you. Thank you for all your goodness, kindness, mercy and love for me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayers. Amen
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