For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matt 7:8)
I love the simple words of Jesus. I love the simple truths that fill the gospel accounts of His life. He is the perfect portrayal of how the Father acts and feels. In his verse I feel like he puts a bit of responsibility on us to seek more of Him and to search for answers. I really feel a challenge from Jesus in this verse questioning how far I am willing to go and ho hungry I really am.
God is not looking for a large group of passive people with lukewarm hearts. He is looking for people that are filled with passion that are burning with desire. He challenges us to live our lives in a way that we will ask, seek and knock. This verse doesn’t sound like he wants us to just sit and wait for something new to happen but more like he wants us to run after him and pursue him with reckless abandonment.
If we are not willing to ask we may not ever receive. If we aren’t willing to go looking around then we may not ever find anything new. If we aren’t in a place that we can come with humility to knock at His door we may miss out on all that he has for us just behind the door. He is calling us to a life of searching and a life that is filled with desire for more of Him.
1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” This is such a profound verse when we begin a life of searching and asking for the greater things of the Kingdom of God. It is only when we first allow him to give us a taste of His love that we begin to crave more. We need to know that there is something behind that door that is worth pounding on it for. He let’s us taste and see that He is good so that we will live a life of pursuit in the deeper things. Let us live our lives always asking, always seeking and always knocking at the door.