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Matthew 7:7 : Ask and it will be given to you…

This verse seems like a magic incantation that at any moment a genie will pop up to grant you a wish. How many times have you asked God for something and not received it? How often have you looked for something and not found it? What about knocking on a door that remains closed?

We look deeper into this and see what God is telling us to do: PRAY!
Prayer is our way into the Father’s Throne room! The second part of the scripture talks about seeking and finding – if you lost a precious ring you would search high and low to find it. You wouldn’t just tell your friend “Hey, I lost my ring, isn’t that terrible? “. On the contrary, you would tear apart your home to find it. So keep praying – keep asking! Don’t give up.

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As we continue reading we see that God is comparing Himself to us as parents. We would do everything in our power to give them all they ask for. As a parent, I can relate to this. I want to make things easier for my children and give them those things I didn’t have. I do expect a sort of humble attitude or willingness to help around the house. If they are behaving mischievously and are demanding, I would be less inclined to give it to them. So let’s be mindful of how we come to God when we pray. Let’s be expectant but not demanding: let’s ask our Father for what we need without airs or pretense. Let’s be authentic! He wants to bless us beyond our imagination!

By Emmy McKirgan

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