Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matt. 7:7 KJV)
Ask, seek and knock, which I abbreviate as A.S.K., is God’s formula for us to bring Him into our lives and circumstances to change things around. God created us with authority on the earth as humans. He does not bypass that authority to do whatever He wants in our lives. We have to invite Him to intervene in our lives willingly.
The divine principle through which humanity invites God to intervene in the affairs of the earth is embodied in A.S.K. Two critical spiritual devices are at work in A.S.K. They are prayer and faith. The scripture says “for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13 KJV). This verse is a divine decree that if any man or woman in distress calls upon the name of the Lord, the person should be saved.
We call upon the Lord in prayer. Have you ever been in distress and cried out to the Lord in prayer? That is “calling upon God,” and there is a divine decree that you must be saved from whatever is taunting your life. If you ask and nothing happens, take a step further to seek. Asking is passive. Seeking is actively doing something to get what you are asking for, as the woman with the bleeding problem did in Matthew 9:20-21. When you seek and not seem to get it, knock at the door! That means do not give up but break through every resistance! This is prevailing prayer. This is overcoming faith! Your salvation is guaranteed in Christ. Persist until you receive it!
Can you think of someone in scripture who did not just ask but went on seek what they wanted? ( Luke 5:18-19).
APPLY THE WORD
Learn to call upon the Lord in your distress. It is a call of prayer and faith. Are you in distress of some kind? Put A.S.K to work. Do not sit and watch your life get crumbled by the adversary. Move from asking to seeking and knocking in prayer and faith until you find!
Thank the Lord for decreeing salvation for us as we call upon His Name in prayer and faith.
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