The Word declares in Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask and it will be
given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who
knocks, the door will be opened.”
I want you to experience good success in
your prayers to encourage you to keep on asking, seeking,
knocking (ASK), until the doors are open.
We have partnership in our prayer life with God
the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The final piece of any prayer
is God the Father finishing the work of a diligent child of God. His big hands
and strong arms open the door to the final knock. For Jesus has declared in
John 15:16 that whatever you ASK in his name the
Father will give you. Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to your ASKing.
Although our heavenly Father knows what our
needs are before we ask, he require us to ask him so that we may rejoice with
him when the desire is fulfilled. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the
heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Jesus said that he has
come that we may have life and have it more abundantly.
Many are headed in the wrong direction, and we
must lift up a standard and redirect their course. The good news is that Jesus
saves, heals, and delivers. The name of Jesus itself means “God is salvation.”
He will deliver and rescue us from being ensnared in the thickets.
God is long-suffering and is not willing that
any man should perish but wants all men to come to repentance. Many times, we
suffer long as we wait on him to do his work of wooing souls unto himself,
giving them a space to repent. Every so often we are the principal figure
needed to turn a person around for the master’s use. Remember we are to love
and pray for our enemies.
So, we have work to do as ambassadors in the
army of our Lord, saving the lost at any cost, going into the enemy’s territory
and taking back the souls that belong to God. John 3:16
says, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” Note
that he gave the only begotten son he had—that is love, my friends. Everlasting
life is eternal life in the presence of God the Father; the phrase can also be
translated as eternal bliss!