Luke 11:10 (KJV)

The Word Says:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Verse Thoughts:
And so Jesus said:

I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

On the subject of prayer, Jesus is saying: “Ask, Seek, Knock.”

James tells us that we have not, because we ask not. And that is so often true. People come and they pour out their tale of woe. “I don’t know what I am going to do. Oh, I just don’t know what I am going to do.” “Well, have you prayed?” “No.” “Well, you have not, because you ask not.”

It is also possible according to James, to ask, but ask amiss because my desire is to fulfill my will. It’s prayer according to my will. I am trying to do something to fulfill my own desires. You ask amiss that you might consume it upon your own desires. So prayer is asking, it is seeking, it is knocking, and the promise is, that if you ask, you will receive.

You may not always receive what you asked for. Sometimes God has something better. And so there are many times that I have asked God for something, and He didn’t give me what I asked for, but He gave me something so much better. And many times His answers of “No” were much better than His answers of “Yes” would have been, as I learned later. And though I moaned and complained because of the “No” answer, there always came that day when I said, “Oh, thank you, God, you’re so awesome, and I am so glad that You didn’t answer that prayer that I asked You for awhile back. Oh, thank you, Father.” I realize the mess that I could have gotten into had God answered that prayer. Well, He did answer it, but He answered it, “No.”

If you ask you will receive; if you seek you will find; if you knock it shall be opened!