For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
— Luke 11:10 (AMPC)
Jesus encourages us to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking. We need to do these things, day in and day out, 365 days a year, so we can keep receiving what we need from God.
How many times do we stay awake all night wrestling with our problems and losing sleep over them instead of simply casting our cares upon the Lord and asking Him to meet our needs—then trusting Him to do so? How many hours and days have we wasted trying to reason or decide what is best in certain situations instead of simply asking God for wisdom?
Our mistake is failing to ask and seek and knock, failing to trust God, our living heavenly Father to give us the good things that we ask of Him. We should humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand know¬ing that in due time He will bring to pass what is right for us (see 1 Pet. 5:5, 6). One sincere prayer will produce more good fruit than years of our trying to solve our own problems.
In Matthew 7:11 (AMPC), Jesus says, if you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him. I promise you; God has good and advantageous things for you. Just keep asking, keep seeking, and keep knocking. We serve a God Who is so marvelous that He can work out things for our good that Satan intends for harm.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I commit to continually asking, seeking, and knocking. I know You have a great plan and will work everything out for my good. In Jesus’ name!