Sunday, August 15, 2010

Asking, Seeking, and Knocking

Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  -Matthew 7:7

The other day I heard the amusing account of Sue Baker of Reading, England.  Back in the mid 1960’s Ms. Baker was a 15 year old girl and a huge fan of a popular band called the Beatles (You have probably heard of them - they were fairly famous).  She said that she was determined to meet the band members, so she somehow found out where Paul McCartney lived, went to his house one day, and knocked on the door.

After doing this several times without success, one day Mr. McCartney himself answered the door.  She said he was very pleasant, and she took numerous pictures of him.  She went back a number of times and he asked her if she would like to meet the rest of the group, she said yes, and she took pictures of the others as well.  Now, 45 years later, those photos are about to auctioned off for a fortune.  The part of this story that stuck in my mind, however, was what the interviewer asked her: “How did you meet those famous young men?” Her answer: “I just went to the door and knocked, and kept on knocking.”  

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  Do you want to grow, have spiritual power, and see God do miracles in your life?  All you have to do is ask in faith, and God will answer.  Oh, how we miss out when we fail to ask God in faith to do great and wonderful works in our lives.  The Lord stands ready to answer, ready to act, and ready to bless us on our behalf.  When we trust the Lord we find that He will work in our lives - to His glory and our benefit.

Trust in Christ today and experience His grace and power in your life.

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