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Read: Mathew 7: 7-11

Meditation verse:


“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt 7:7).

Today’s reading highlights a powerful model for receiving answers to our prayers: ‘the ask-seek-knock model’. To ask means to demand for what you desire. To seek means to search for or go in search of that which you desire. It goes beyond just asking. Knocking entails striking a surface noisily to attract attention, until you get what you want. It can also entail knocking down or demolishing barriers that may prevent you from getting that which you desire.Unfortunately, most of us stop at asking. We make a few hard-hearted attempts at asking and give up, then we wonder why our requests are not answered. In Luke 18, Jesus tells the parable of the persistent widow, who continually cried out to the judge for justice against her adversaries. Jesus concluded by asking “and shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

If you are yet to receive answers to a long-awaited request from God, can you of a truth say you have thoroughly applied the ask-seek-knock model? There are certain miracles we will not receive until we persist in ask, seeking and knocking. Mathew 17:21 says, “however, this kind does not go out except by fasting and prayer”. Keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking, for everyone who asks receives, everyone who seeks find and to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. God’s word is forever settled. In due season the answers you desire will come.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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