The Lord’s Prayer: Week 4 – Wednesday

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Week 4 – Wednesday

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 7:7-8 NIV “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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

REFLECT
We need to pursue God’s will for our lives.  He promises to be faithful to us.  Perseverance in this area is critical.  Surrendering our will, asking for His will for our lives, understanding the value of our role and having the willingness to take action with what we know is pleasing to God.  Do not grow weary in your quest – Ask.  Seek.  Knock. – As we live each day seeking “Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven” His plan unfolds.  We will not always know the big picture, but He will guide our next steps.  Are you making your spiritual and emotional growth a priority?  What are you doing every day, intentionally, to ask, seek, knock?  If this is an area that needs work in your life, what accountability can you invite in to help you grow in God’s will?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

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  1. Rebekah says:

    My thoughts this morning:

    S: Matthew 7:7-8 NIV “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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
    O: Ask. It’s so simple, and yet how often do we actually do it? Prayer takes effort but the rewards are great. He says “everyone” — He doesn’t pick and choose who He wants to be generous to on a particular day, He is benevolent to all whenever we come before Him and simply ask. Yes, as we seek His will through prayer and meditation His will DOES unfold. He wants us to want it. He didn’t create us to be robots because He wants a relationship with us. He wants us to want Him, to want to KNOW His will and to desire to commune with Him.

    A: Prayer should be a habit; it doesn’t have to be a “quiet time” where I come before His throne with flowery words and scripted soliloquies. I want to have an ongoing conversation with my Father. I want my knee jerk reaction to be seeking His face in everything – my joys, my struggles, my concerns, my annoyances…everything, all the time.

    P: Father, I come to you wanting more. I want more of YOU, I want more desire and drive to seek YOU above all else. I ask for your strength today to pray, to seek, to knock, and to know your will. Thank you for loving me and wanting what is good and right and just for me. You are my ALL, you are my Abba, and I trust you. Help me trust you more…

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