(Matthew 7:7-8) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
This passage has six main components that send us a message on the structure of prayer and knowledge as desired by God. We have: Ask – Receive – Seek – Find – Knock – Enter. When we look at this, we see three actions and three reciprocations. We are meant to Ask, Seek and Knock, then through God’s desire and will we are allowed to Receive, Find and Enter into His truth. These actions and reciprocations are applicable to everything in our walk with Christ. I want to narrow it down and focus on two: Prayer and Knowledge. Prayer is our communication with God. Prayer is our response to God. Knowledge is a basis for wisdom and a necessary step in understanding God’s character and desire for His chosen. Both prayer and knowledge are examples of us seeking God’s face and giving God the glory He desires. Let’s break these two topics down one step further into Actions and Reciprocations. Let’s look at God’s desire for us and recognize it. We know it is the best way.