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Read: MATTHEW 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 your prayers: ‘the ask-seek-knock model’. To ask means to demand what you desire. To seek means to search for 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 half -hearted attempts and give up, then we wonder why our requests are not being 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 your answers from God, can you truthfully say you have thoroughly applied the ‘ask-seek-knock’ model? There are certain miracles you will not receive until you persist in asking, seeking, and knocking. “However, this kind does not go out except by fasting and prayer” (Matt 17:21).

So, keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. For everyone who asks receives, everyone who seeks finds and to everyone who knocks, doors are opened. God’s word is forever settled.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye


Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.

Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:

Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen

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