Ask and It Will Be Given to You

Reading the post, “Knock and It Shall Be Opened,” prompted me to reflect on the encouraging words of Jesus in Matthew 7:7-8, “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.”

Reading this text makes me feel very blessed. Imagine how privileged we are to have the maker of the entire Universe tell us how we can have all that we need–ask, seek and knock. Yes, this is a three-step process. Ask and it will be given to you if you take the necessary steps.

Step 1. Ask. We need to humbly come to God in prayer and acknowledge that we are in need of his help.

Step 2. Seek. Asking is not enough. You need to add diligence, determination and action to asking. Seeking in prayer means