Scripture Saturday ~ Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart- Prayer2:13 AM
By Sandra Wyatt
Welcome to Scripture Saturday! Today we continue our memorization of verses found in Luke with verse 11:9…
“And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
While I was spending time meditating and reading about this verse I found a commentary that spoke about prayer - how we approach our Father with our requests.
The first way we approach our Father in prayer is by asking. It is the simplest to do…simply ask. Ask, and the answer will be given. Is that not what James says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5). Ask and it will be given. But remember it must be asked in faith. Did you ask in faith? Did you believe God when you asked? James goes on and says, "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord." (James 1:6-8)
God loves to be trusted. Ask God, trust Him to answer, and the answer will be there.
The second way we approach our Father in prayer is to seek… Seeking is not a simple act, it is a process, a series of acts. Jesus says there are areas of life that require more than asking; there must be seeking, searching.
Something is lost, hidden from us, and our prayer then becomes a search, a plea for insight, for understanding, for an unraveling of the mystery with which we are confronted. Again, the answer is absolutely certain. Seek, and you will find!
The third way we approach our Father in prayer is to knock. A knock is not a single rap, it is a series of raps. It is an asking for admittance, where we seek an entrance, or an opportunity. We come before God and confidently knock, each time making an attempt to enter in, for we are resting on the solid assurance that what Jesus says here is true, “…knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Prayer is not simply asking. Prayer is also seeking and knocking. Knowing and trusting in our heart, mind, and soul that our prayer will be answered for the glory of God.
Have a precious and blessed day everyone!