Matthew 7:7-8 KJV
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
These two short verses clearly tell us about the generous mercy that God shows us. The first verse is instructional. I tells us in simple terms how to make our spiritual connection with God. Like salvation, it is unbelievable simple. Ask, Seek, Knock. Children of age 2 or 3 recognize these truths. They ask “I need a cup of water. They seek “where is my ball daddy?” They knock “Mommy, let me in, it’s too hot out here!”
It’s also instructive to note that all of this is in present tense. It was true when Jesus stated it, and it’s still true today.
The second verse is a promise. Ask->receive, Seek->find, Knock->open.
Just as that young child knows that his parents are there to look after his needs (water, ball, hot), we as adult believers need to remember to ask, seek, knock, but we must also learn to expect a tangible result from our God’s Generous Mercy.
Sometimes, when faced with a difficult or seemingly insurmountable challenge, we must simply close our eyes, take a deep breath, and ask, “Lord Help Me!” His mercy is there, and he is very willing to give it.