Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Insight on the Word
The first letters of ask, seek, and knock spell “A-S-K.” It is God’s will that we ask and get what we want and have need of (Psalm 23:1; 34:9-10; 84:11; Mark 11:24; John 15:7,16). To ask implies want; seeking implies loss; and knocking implies need. We must not ask flippantly however, we should ask with confidence and humility, seek with care and application, and knock with earnestness and perseverance (Luke 11:4-8).
Over and over again in Scripture God promises to answer the prayers of His children. “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him” (Ps. 91:15); “All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matt. 21:22); “Whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him… whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 Jn. 3:20-22; 5:14-15).
Today make it a point to pray. You might even want to make a prayer list. Call someone and ask if they have any prayer needs they would like you to pray about. And when you pray expect an answer! Remember Jesus said: “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Speak the Word — Jesus promised that when I ask I shall receive! (Matthew 7:8)
Daily Bible Reading — Exodus 5 – 7