“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7, NLT
Most of us have things we have been asking God to do for many years and have still not had the answer we would like. It could be a loved one who is not serving the Lord. Often it seems the more we pray, the less desire they seem to have to make a change in their life . According to this verse, the Lord has heard our cry from the beginning and if we will just keep faithful in asking, eventually the door will be opened.
Years ago I remember listening to a minister at a Camp Meeting preaching about the woman who came to the judge asking for something. I can still remember him repeating, “She came every day.” Eventually he heard her cry and gave her an answer.
Sometimes the Lord answers a prayer right away, but many times we must wait. It may be to test our faith and see if we really believe that He will do it. Maybe that the thing we are praying about is not what He really wants for our lives. But I believe that when we are asking in His will, that He will answer when the time is right. So, we should never give up, just keep on asking and believing until we receive what we want from Him.
Prayer: Lord you know what we need before we ask, and we trust you to give us the right answers to the prayers and requests we bring to you.
Devotion by Anne Johnston