Have you also noticed the word “Ask” suggests something striking? It says don’t just ask, but A.S.K( Ask, Seek and Knock). In other words, don’t stop at asking, but add seeking to it and don’t forget to knock on doors. Fascinating right?
We often do it backwards, in our daily lives; we knock on a door, then look for someone in there, and then ask them for something. In fact it goes like this:
Knock , knock,
“please I’m seeking Mr xyz , oh! there he is. Mr A, I would like to ask you for…”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ” Mathew 7:7-8
A different pattern is seen as Jesus describes how the kingdom operates. We ask, for something, and once we’ve asked we ought to expect it, passionately because it’s been sent, and as a result of your seeking -earnest desire and expectation, you find it – you find the answer you asked for, that opportunity is now set before you. But you don’t just stop at finding the door or receiving a package, you ought to be confident that this door or package is yours and boldly have it opened.
“But Jemmy, how would I know it’s the answer, you never know what God will give you? “- One may ask. Truly it can be quite frustrating unless you know how, but thank God there is a way to know.
I love Jesus, He knows our hearts and thoughts and has all the answers, even to this question Let’s look through the words of Jesus and answer that. Jesus Explains thus:
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Mathew 7:9-11
The answer is in this Question; What did you ask God for? If you asked for a fish, He will definitely give you a good fish and not a stale fish that will cause you harm or have to manage, neither will he give you a snake in place of fish.
Being specific in your asking is crucial. That way you aren’t confused or doubtful.
Remember He already said, “Everyone that asks receives” God never lies, thus whatever you asked or have ever asked or had ever asked God in Prayer was answered and has been answered.
For instance, supposing you prayed a vague prayer about something, you will not be able to spot the answer, it will be unclear to you, if you aren’t even expecting it or seeking it, chances are you won’t even recognize or notice it anywhere around you. And when the door comes standing before you, you may be afraid to knock on it or open.
What is it you want , an answer, a solution, a guide, an understanding? Just A.S.K