“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting answers to your prayers? I know I have felt this way many times. I pray and I pray and it feels like it’s to no avail. Pray, then wait. Wait, then pray. Then repeat. Nothing. Too often though, if we were to be truthful with ourselves, we are looking for God to answer in such a way that the sky opens up and the thundering voice of the Lord grabs our attention all while we are looking to have a Saul on the road to Damascus experience.
I would like to pose a question, one that I have to ask myself almost daily: What if God has already given us the answer? We know that prayer is communication with God. Let’s be honest, just the simple fact that we can come into His presence through the Blood of Christ is, in itself, something we could spend a lifetime contemplating. Nevertheless, we are invited into God’s presence to commune with Him (Hebrews 10:19-22).
Communication is restored through Christ. We also know that communication is one of the major pillars in ANY relationship, especially the ones that mean the most to us. But what happens when one side stops communicating? It’s difficult to continue any type of meaningful relationship without communication from both parties involved. Here’s the kicker… too often we don’t give God the opportunity to communicate.
In John 1 Jesus is called the Word become flesh. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He is what mankind had been waiting for. All of history had led up to His coming and was recorded so that mankind would recognize Him when He made his entrance. How often do we seek out that Word? How much time do we spend bringing our prayers and petitions to the Almighty, Jehovah-Jireh (the LORD who provides) yet we don’t give Him the chance to respond because the answers we are seeking are answers that have already been given within the pages of scripture which we too often neglect.
God’s Word is meant for us daily. We must be feasting on it! We have to let it sustain us! We must let Him speak! When we ask, we need to be diligent to seek!
Serving Christ Together,