Luke 11:9 “Here’s what I’m saying: Ask and you’ll get; Seek and you’ll find; Knock and the door will open.
Obaayaa sat with her arms crossed fuming at the injustice of it all. Henry should have known she wanted the pink pencil case. After all, all her dresses were pink, her shoes were pink, there was pink on the walls of her bedroom and anytime she had to pick a flavour she chose strawberry because it was pink! Oooooohh, Henry was such a meanie! Boy was she cross! Mummy took one look at her and asked what was wrong. Obaayaa sobbed the whole tale out and expected Mummy to cuddle her then right the wrongs against her. Mummy stepped back and asked Obaayaa if she had asked Henry for the pink pencil case. She blinked twice and said no slowly. Mummy said; “Henry isn’t a mind reader dear, he won’t know you want the pink pencil case unless you tell him you want the pink pencil case.”
Sometimes we all act like Obaayaa. We don’t ask but we expect the other person to know. We won’t go looking for the things we want, we’d rather sit about waiting for it to fall into our laps. Maybe because there are automated doors now we’ve forgotten that we need to knock to get into a room.
God says once we ask we’ll get, if we want something we have to go looking, if we want a response we need to knock at the opportunity. This is something we need to do in line with God’s will. How do we know what God’s will is? – From scripture. In James 4:2&3, the bible says;
“You wouldn’t think of just asking God for it, would you? And why not? Because you know you’d be asking for what you have no right to. You’re spoiled children, each wanting your own way.”
No one rewards bad behaviour, so check yours at the door before you come knocking
Think About This
Have I not gotten what I wanted because I didn’t ask or because I asked like a spoiled brat?
I’m so sorry for the times I demanded things from you. Teach me to ask and to live according to Your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen