Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ask, Seek, Knock

One of my favorite Bible verses comes from the Gospel of Matthew:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." 
This piggy backs on my post from last week on prayer and how God answers each and every one of our prayers.  All we have to do is ask.

Really and truthfully...we just need to ask.  We can't expect miracles if we don't take the time to ask God for help.  He's always available.  You can throw Him a prayer request in the middle of making dinner or giving a bath to a toddler - the timing isn't important, it's the asking!

Seek Him in everything you do.  A line from one of my favorite old choir songs says this, "Seek first the kingdom of God, and good will come to you.  For where your treasure lies there your heart will be. Seek first the kingdom, come and follow me."

A deep, loving relationship with Christ requires effort just like any other relationship.  However, we are guaranteed a phenomenal return on our investment with Christ.

Our marriages are important.  The bonds we have with our kids are vital.  Nothing, though, compares to the time and energy we put into seeking Christ.  He has to be our reason for doing what we do AT ALL TIMES. 

When we seek Christ first, everything else just falls into place.  Our search for Christ will lead us directly to his bride, the Church, and there the doors are open wide to endless opportunities and a wealth of grace.


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