Ask, Seek, Knock
“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. “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! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:7-12 NIV)
The amount of time that I sit and spend hoping something will happen is amazing. I’d like to consider myself proactive and a “doer” of sorts, but sometimes I’d rather sit and wait for things to just happen, mostly when it comes to spiritual answers. Has anyone ever answered a question that you never asked before? No teacher ever explained an equation and then looked at me and said “Michael, your question is so dead on, here’s the answer…” as I sat blankly staring at the board.
The gift of the spirit is something everyone can receive. It’s something that can be used for so many powerful things. We can experience that by asking! How amazing and wonderful is that? God wants to bless us so that we can live out scripture and help to tell the masses of the Good News of the Lord, but he is also a Father who does not want to spoil His children by giving them too much. Ask though, and you shall receive.