Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door. Matthew 7:7-8 TPT
Long ago and far away, a child stood outside a home looking through an open window, watching as a family sat laughing and talking over dinner. She was tired and hungry, having narrowly escaped capture by the Germans. Memories of similar times with her family flooded through her and she softly began to weep.
“What’s the worst that could happen if I knocked?” Capture, prison or death. “What’s the best that could happen if I knocked?” Shelter, food and safety.
Often we think the worst, when really what is waiting on the other side is so much better than we could imagine. Jesus said to ask and we’d receive. Seek and discover. Knock and the door would swing wide open.
I love this passage from Hebrews 4:16; So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness.
Ask-Don’t ask small! Ask big! Think of the vast supply that awaits you on the other side of that door. That supply He has is bigger than you could ever imagine in a hundred years. He’s listening.
Seek-He said that those who seek Him will find Him if they seek Him with all their heart. That is passionate seeking. Like looking for your car keys when you’re running late for work. Like hunting for your drivers license when you’ve been pulled over for speeding.
Knock-You’ll never gain entrance if you don’t. He’s waiting on the other side, head leaning on the door, willing you to knock. Everything you need is in Him. Everything you want is in Him. Shelter, food and safety. Peace, love and joy. An extended family who just like you, obtained the courage to knock.
Jesus, I come to You asking for help. I need to know You. To know everything about You and find shelter in the middle of the mess my life is in. I believe in You and want to trust in the grace you offer. I come freely and boldly to where Your Love is enthroned, to receive Mercy’s kiss and discover the grace I need in my time of weakness. It’s in Your name I pray, Amen.