Ask, Seek, Knock

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“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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8

These are Jesus’ own words and instructions to us. How can we doubt the validity of this statement when we know they came from Truth, Himself? If we ask to be more like Him, He says it will be given to us. If we seek Him in His word, we will find Him and know Him. If we knock, or act according to His word in faith, the door of heaven and life will be opened to us. 

Ask, seek, knock. These are three action words that give us a road map to the King of kings. If we don’t know what to do or say when a situation arises, James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” 

Worry and anxiousness generally set our minds in the past or future. We can dwell on the should have/could have or we can fret about what may happen in the future. Jesus says in wisdom, “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink;” (Matthew 6:25ab). We can ask our Father for what we need and we know He will give it to us because He said so. 

Seek Him. There’s no better way to seek the Master than to read the Holy Bible. Psalms 18:30 declares, “As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.” As you read His word, you are sanctified by His truth. He is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does (Psalms 145:13).

Knock. According to the Bible Sense Lexicon to knock means to rap with the knuckles to signal one’s presence. Knocking is a means to get the attention of another. As we do God’s word and obey His commands we knock on the door of heaven and get our Father’s attention. James 1:22 says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:25 continues, “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it­­­­­­­­­­— not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it— they will be blessed in what they do.” I believe the command to knock means to do the word of God in faith. Psalm 34:15 says, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry;”. Those who do the word of God (in faith, hope, and love) are considered righteous.

Be encouraged as you ask our Father for what you need. Seek His face intently knowing He will reveal His mysteries to you in His word. Knock on the door of heaven as you follow His pure commands and enter into green pastures with Jesus.  

Comments 2

  1. Wow this is just jam packed with encouragement and truth.

    “If we ask to be more like Him, He says it will be given to us” 😮 Great is His faithfulness!

    I like how you said “ask, seek, and knock” are ACTION words.

    “Worry and anxiousness generally set our minds in the past or future”. Wow, so true, I definitely needed to read this. Jesus told us to live ONE day at a time and that tomorrow would worry about it’s own things.

    We can rest assure that the Lord knows all that we need from day to day, whether those needs are physical or spiritual! And He promises to provide for those needs as we keep asking, seeking, and knocking.

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