“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you shall find;
knock and the door shall be opened to you.
” Matthew 7:7 (NIV)
Ask “you have not because you do not ask God.”(James 4:2b) God wants us to ask for forgiveness. He expects us to realize our wrong doing. God, who is aware of our needs, from time to time wants us to bring our wants to Him.
The act of asking implies two people have a relationship, one that is close or has the potential to be. However, when we ask God for anything, we have to accept that it will only be given to us if it is accordance to His will. We might not be able to handle what we think we can. However, he listens to us.
Seek You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) The word ‘seek’ Implies an effort being put forth. Have you ever lost something—a precious piece of jewelry or a favorite book? We search high and low for it. It’s like we have to find it or we will not be the same.
Knock “to him who knocks the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:8 (KJV) refers to a person summoning the attention of another. We try to get another person to listen to our need, hear of our wants, or consider aiding or assisting us. When we knock on heaven’s door, scripture tells us we should enter in an attitude of humility and yet with a mindset of believing God will listen to our petitions and our intercessions.