Luke: 11. 9-13
“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”
Ask, Seek and Knock. Our basic directions for answered prayer. The Amplified Bible says:
Ask and keep on asking, Seek and keep on Seeking, Knock and keep on knocking.
Do not stop, until you receive.
We must be praying for God’s will and desires, if you are praying to win the Lottery…. Give It Up…
Know the desires, the will of God. The Words of Jesus:
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
We must learn to believe. It is hard to believe my bills will be paid, but He said Seek Him first and our need will be met. It is not hard to believe He wants a better relationship.
Pray to be closer to Him.
“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
He answers our prayer to give us joy.
“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”
We ask and receive because we keep His commandments, and do that which is pleasing to Him.
ONLY BELIEVE: How many times must He tell us before we grab ahold of this truth.
If we pray for Him to mold us, make us, change us. For our ears, eyes, mind and hearts to be opened to His will and ways. He will draw us close.
He will cause us to prosper and be in good health as our souls prosper.
Please, quit focusing on our needs, our desires, our wants. Begin to focus on pleasing Him… He will surely please us.
Next up, SEEK…