Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)
“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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
These scriptures are part of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. In these, He provides guidelines for righteous living, so that as children of God we may learn about the will of God for our lives and grow stronger in our Christian walk.
ASK: Prayer is how we communicate with our Heavenly Father and tell Him of our needs and desires. It is our opportunity to worship and praise Him for the blessings we have received and to share what is going on in our lives. Yes, He already knows all of this, but God desires that we come to Him in faith, showing our reliance on Him by asking Him to fulfill our requests.
SEEK: When we truly seek God, we will find Him. And those who seek God are blessed (Psalm 119:2) and lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10). He does not hide from us, but He does desire that we “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), and He promises that if we seek Him, He will be found (Proverbs 8:17), when we search for Him and His will in our lives in a persistent and devoted manner.
KNOCK: When what we desire is behind a closed door, the normal route to receiving it is to knock until the door is opened. If you want something badly enough, you will not stop knocking until you received it. In the same way, we need to intently seek the will of God in our lives, as well act in a manner pleasing to Him. Rather than just paying lip service and expecting God to fulfill our demands no matter how we live, we need to love Him and others in word and in deed, and with our whole hearts.
God desires a closer relationship with each of His children, and as we draw closer to Him, we will find that asking, seeking, and knocking become not only more frequent but that each is more aligned with His will for our lives.
Grace and blessings on your path,