Matthew 7:7-11 (KJV)
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
God is the source of all our needs. He has everything we need. He knows every desire of our hearts. Yet we are so blinded from this fact because we are so confident of ourselves. We trust our “selves” to meet the things which we need. We also ask the help of others, we seek those whom we think, can help us to solve our problems. We knock at the doors of other persons’ doors because we trust them that they can offer something for us. We are so confident to our fellow human beings.
Jesus taught us to lay our cares to God.
God wants us to make Him involve in our daily activities and in receiving our daily needs. God has the heart to help us in every aspect of our lives. He knows that we are helpless and hopeless without Him. That is why God is always available to hear our prayers through His Son, the Lord Jesus. When we ask God of something we desire in the name of Jesus, God will give. When we seek God in times of troubles and brokenness in the name of Jesus, we will surely find God’s Healing Presence and His peace. And if we knock on God’s door in the name of Jesus, God will open the door with His blessings, His answers to our prayers, His grace, His mercy, His love, etc. and will joyfully welcome us in His eternal Kingdom.
Our God is a good God. He is good and He loves to give us good things. He also has good plans for us. He is our Good Father and He will never give things which will harm us. We need to be careful of what we are asking to God. Since He is a good God, then we should ask Him of the things which are good and not harmful to everyone. God will not hear prayers which do not show love and righteousness. He also looks at the motive of the person’s heart as he prays. Humbleness is a great help. God hates a prideful heart.
It is really good that the Holy Spirit is with us. He helps us as we pray to Jesus. The Holy Spirit also reminds us that we should pray and ask things which are according to God’s will. The Holy Spirit also allows us to speak in tongues so we can pray to God in Spirit.
The Word of God and His promises are true! We can know God’s will through the Scriptures. We are encouraged to read God’s Word because it reveals God’s will for us.
Faith is an open door to receive God’s answers. Doubt is an open door to receive not God’s answers.
The Lord Jesus taught something about praying and receiving God’s answers to our prayers.
Matthew 21:22 (KJV)
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
When we believe in the name of Jesus, all things are possible. Miracles happen. There is power in prayer and it changes everything. We believe it because Jesus never told a lie. When we trust the Lord Jesus, then we will receive the good things which we are asking of.
Mark 11:24 (KJV)
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
1 Timothy 2:8 (KJV)
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
James 1:6-8 (KJV)
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Then let’s pray according to God’s will, with our humble hearts in the sight of God. Let us believe in the power of the name of Jesus and in His Blood that we already receive what we are praying. We are not insane. We just have the faith that can move mountains! We have a good, good God!