Saturday, December 31, 2011


"Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who ask receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Luke 11:9-10

Notice that this verse is very promising, but with each desired result, there is an action which comes first from us! We have to ask before we are given, we have to actively be seeking before we find, and knock before the door is opened. How would someone know to open the front door of their house for their friend if the friend never knocked? Imagine if we just walked up to a door and stood there waiting for someone to magically appear and open the door. Just picture that scene for a minute. Of course, we are laughing at the very thought of thinking someone would be silly to enough to try this and expect a door to open! Even electric doors are triggered by movement or weight when we step near the door and pursue moving forward. The same truth applies when we go to God with a need or desire. Of course He wants to give us the desires of our heart, but are we going to have the belief in God enough to take the first step and ask.

Sometimes we need to simply take initiative to see greater things happen in our lives. It’s important to remember that God will order our steps. The Bible says He is a lamp unto our feet, as well as a light unto our path. But, how can the light on our path be utilized if we remain still or stagnant? The only way we can continue using the light God provides for us is by moving forward and trusting where the Lord is taking us. He will not allow His children to fall. So no matter what the circumstances may look like in the present, remember that He can see the full picture and will take you to a place you could not reach in your own power.

Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” This verse is a promise the Lord has given us. So take hold of His promise, move forward, and see the greatness of God abound in your life!

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