DON’T STOP KNOCKING
As we continue to seek the Lord, we must always remember that we can never stop knocking. We need to be continually consistent in our prayers and in our asking. God does hear and answer prayer. Far too often, when life’s problems weigh us down, we find ourselves exhausted, no longer seeking the Lord. We become weary, and wonder if the Lord will really answer us, particularly when troubles mount and seem to never end. Remember, the race is not given to the swift, but to those who endure to the end. It has been said, and it is true, the Lord may not come when we call but He is right on time. We must be mindful of that and never give up. There is a portion of scripture found in Matthew 7:7 that is our reference today:
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
In this particular verse, we read of confidence in prayer. The emphasis is on asking. Prayer is essential for the power that is able to open doors. The words in verse seven ring out with power. I needed to repeat these words for we can never give up on God. When you get a chance read this entire chapter. No matter what you are going through, keep on believing, seeking and knocking. God does hear and answer prayer. May you be strengthened in knowing that God will answer your prayer request.
Matthew 7:7 (NIV)