September 10, 2014
September greetings to you! My prayers and thoughts today are with you – I have felt a real burden to pray over this letter and believe God with you for open doors for your life.
“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.”
This passage is often overlooked because of its simplicity, but as in all of Jesus’ teaching it is profound because of its simplicity. The journey of prayer is important and I want to share with you what the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about this passage in Matthew 7:7-8.
Ask and it shall be given:
Asking is a Verbal principle – to put your request into words.
Given is a Connecting principle – A football image that a quarterback can throw the ball to the receiver but the receiver has to catch it in order to complete the play. We can ask God who in turn can answer the request, but are we able to receive the answer?
Seek and you will find:
Seeking is a Visual principle – you cannot seek what you do not know –once you have been given you know what to seek.
Finding is a Discovery principle – When we begin seeking the Lord it will end in discovering something the Lord wants us to know.
Knock and the door will be opened to you:
Knocking is a Location Principle – We cannot knock on something unless we are in a location.
Opening is a Principle of God’s Will: When open doors are mentioned in the Bible it has to do with God’s Will.
Prayer is not preparation for your spiritual battles – it is the spiritual battle and if you do not use the weapon of prayer you will be defeated – so ask – seek and knock and let others know what you are contending for and see how our Heavenly Father will meet you in your time of need.
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. Revelation 3:8