But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence”

Luke 11:8 NLT

The previous verses to this one tell us the parable of a man who went to a friends house at midnight to borrow a few loaves of bread. He had a surprise visitor show up and apparently had nothing to feed him, and I guess three loaves of bread would have done the trick!

Now, if someone came to my door at midnight asking for three loaves of bread to feed their friend I think I might turn them away too, a girls gotta sleep.

But the scripture referenced tells us that he might not get up and open the door because of your friendship, but he will do it if you are shamelessly persistent.

The chapter goes on to tell us to keep asking, and we will receive. Keep seeking, and we will find. To keep knocking, and the door will be opened for us.

We must ask, and ask again. Keep bringing your needs to the Father, keep calling out names in prayer and always be shamelessly persistent! What miracles are just around the corner, if only you ask one more time?

God, I bring my needs to you one more time today. I call out the names of my children and lost loved ones to You today. I cry out for a financial miracle.   I ask for protection.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 Holy Bible King James Version)

I ran my fingers along the left and right arrows next to “Open Here” on the translucent cover of a ream of printer paper. I twisted and poked. Nothing budged. In my frustration, I dropped the package. When I picked it up, my hands were on the opposite end. Another set of similar arrows and instructions: Open Here. When I touched the sealed place, the package opened immediately. There was no need to search for a sharp instrument to cut the cover when I found the right place—the door—to success.

If you can’t find Jesus, maybe you’re looking at the wrong end of things. Maybe you’re overanalyzing. When you hear His voice, open the door. He will take charge after that.

Prayer: Thank You Lord for knocking on my door. Welcome. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore