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                                                  Ask, Seek, Knock

                     "Ask and it will be given to you." Luke 11:9 NASB

All who desire the grace of God are to wait for it, first, in the way of prayer.
This is the express direction of our Lord Himself. In His Sermon on the
Mount, after explaining at length wherein religion consists and describing
the main branches of it, He adds, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and
you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For Everyone who asks
receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened"
(Matthew 7:7-8 and Luke 11:9-10 NASB). In the plainest manner, we are here
directed to ask in order to receive, or as a means of receiving; to seek, in
order to find the grace of God, the pearl of great price; and to knock, to
continue asking and seeking, if we would enter into His kingdom.

That no doubt might remain, our Lord gives a peculiar parable of a father
who desires to give good gifts to his children, concluding with these words,
"How much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who
ask Him?" (Luke 11:13 NASB).

Jesus gives a direction to pray, with a positive promise that by this means
we shall obtain our request: "Go into your room, and ...pray to your Father
who is in the secret place; and ...He will reward you openly"(Matthew 6:6
NKJV).                   
O praise God for all you have and trust Him for all you want! John Wesley
                                           Marshall United Methodist Church
      8405 West Main Street Marshall VA 20116-0144  (540) 364-2506  Pastor Leah DeLong
Marshall United Methodist Church
"From How to Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Used by permission.
Amazing Grace courtesy of Cobbler Mountain Grass. Traditional arrangement by Bob Shaffer
& Skip Glascock. Bob Shaffer (mountain dulcimer), Skip Glascock (dobro & lead guitar), Gary
Holmes (mandolin & bass), Nick Dorosheff (banjo).
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