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. Luke 11:9-10
This text gives three action words in respect to prayer. Ask, Seek, and Knock.
Ask implies want, not just for things but often for answers. Why am I in this situation? What do I need to learn? How do I move forward? Lord if this is your will I sure would love to have this.
Seek implies loss, or even the pursuit of something. Where do I go for the answer? What changes do I need to make to get to my next level? It is the personal challenge to stay close to the heart and presence of God. His will is more important than anything else.
Knock implies need. It is as simple as it sounds. It is the continual sound of your prayer knocking on God’s door until you get an answer. It is the posture of faith that expects that door to open.
It is the Father’s pleasure to answer prayer, but God cannot answer prayers that are not made. I think all of us have had seasons when our faith was on the mountaintop and we felt like we could boldly ask God for anything. Conversely, we probably have faltered in faith and failed to pray for things that we really needed help with.
Today is a new day, and another opportunity to grow in the area of prayer. I believe in this season of Divine Manifestation our expectations have to grow. This is the year to really begin to have some God Sized dreams that will require some God Sized prayers to be answered. It is my prayer for you that your faith will be ignited and your prayer life will intensify. What do you need God to do in your or through you this year? Ask, Seek, and Knock!