Do we actively seek the help we need? Sometimes we deny ourselves help because we believe our problems and needs are nobody’s business but our own. However, The Bible says otherwise. Pastor Jim leads us through Matthew 7:7-12 to reveal the importance of Ask, Seek, and Knock.
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“Journey to Accomplishment” – Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12
- Ask: Matthew 8:1-2, Matthew 17:14-16
- Seek: 1 Chronicles 28:9, Psalm 119:10
- Knock: Luke 23:39-43, Matthew 7:7
Whenever we ask, seek, knock, and turn our problems and needs over to God and God’s people, the promise is we will receive what we need and will be blessed by God. Many today refuse to participate in this because of foolish pride and their desire to be in control of their lives.
God’s plan for us is different. Even though we often choose evil over good, Satan over Christ, wrong over right, God still loved His creation so much that He sent Jesus to die for our sin and still blesses us with His love and the fulfilling of our needs.
So what is our responsibility to receive these gifts and blessings? Ask, seek, knock, and we will find Jesus and help the lost to be saved as well by example, lifestyle, and Christian love! If we display humility instead of sinful pride; surrender instead of control; sharing instead of secrecy, we can and will reach others for Jesus and grow in our spiritual journey as well.
It’s really quite simple; we are called to help each other in Christian love and obedience to God’s callings and commands (Matthew 25:37-40). We are also to share all things in Christian love and prayer (James 5:13-16). By confessing and sharing our sins and scars, and by praying for one another, God’s blessings flow; and as we ask, seek, and knock, we come close to Christ and each other in Christian love, devotion, and obedience to God’s word, will, and way. It is God’s plan for all creation and each of us.