4.15.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 73. Seek. Knock.

“‘ Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7

Incredible verse. So much here. I think maybe we’ll dive into the bibleref meaning on this one tomorrow but today I just want to pose a few questions.

How often are you seeking?

How often are you knocking?

Jesus is asking us here to seek, to knock. To search for answers. I read this as searching for Jesus.

Always.

Not just when it’s convenient or when you have time. Seeking Jesus always. Seeking His goodness always. Seeking Him in the good times and the not so good times. In the storms, in the sun. In the valleys and on the mountains.

Our God wants to be part of our every day. Of our every moment. Of our every memory and every decision. I fail at this. Often. Honest moment.

Take a minute and think about how often you fail at this. Then…think about how often you succeed. How often you take the time to spend with God. Then….

Think about how you felt after you spent that time with God. It was good wasn’t it.

It’s a place of refreshing energy. A place where our Father can feed into our weary souls and refresh our tired spirits. We need Him every moment, every day, every hour, every minute.

Today. Take time. Seek. Knock. The door will be opened.

10 Comments

  1. Margaret K on April 14, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Amen. Good stuff Dave!
    A lot to think about. We all fail at this at times, maybe every day. If we think we’re too busy to spend time with God; then we’re just too busy period.
    I need Him every minute of every day, but too often I choose to occupy my time with other things; not bad things; but things that are not as important as He is.
    Daily devotions – it’s not just a term for reading a few Scriptures and a short message – it means daily devoting time to spend with God. I think many, if not all of us, forget that sometimes.
    God forgive us and help us to truly seek You.

    • Margaret M on April 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

      At times we all fail,but committing to a lifestyle of taking the time to seek God helps. If we look at Daniel in the scripture we see he had a lifestyle of prayer 3 times a day. This is what kept him in the end his faith didn’t waver even though he knew he might die. He didn’t care his relationship with his father in heaven was more valuable then his life on earth. When we can value our relationship with our father more then our life, it will bring glory to God weather we live or die.

  2. Bruce R B on April 15, 2021 at 6:27 am

    I live that Matt 7:7 starts wilt “ASK”:

    A- ask
    S – seek
    K- knock

    The verse “spells” it out perfectly!

    • Suzanne R on April 15, 2021 at 7:48 am

      Nice analogy Bruce.

  3. Suzanne R on April 15, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Dave it’s not just you, we ALL FAIL at this.

  4. Peggy F on April 15, 2021 at 9:21 am

    We never stop ” thinking”! We are always ” in our minds”. Maybe that is how we ” pray without ceasing”, keeping Jesus, in it all !!!

    • Peggy F on April 15, 2021 at 9:31 am

      Isaiah 26:3 ” You will keep (me) in perfect peace, whose minds are steadfast ( stayed) on You, because they ( I ) trust in You”!!!

  5. Beth l on April 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    there is no fear in live because perfect love casts out fear

  6. Patti S on April 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    I have a tendency, when I get overwhelmed, to reach out IMMEDIATELY to a friend. It is my way of wanting, whatever is going on, to just STOP.

    Not necessarily a ‘bad thing’, to reach out to a friend.
    I eventually come around to, ‘why didn’t I pray first?’ ‘
    Why don’t I let God direct me as to what to do and who to reach out to’?

    I do believe the window of this timing continues to shorten, which is good. Still a work in progress. And that is good to.

  7. Sherri H on April 15, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    such great thoughts yes i fail all the time but i am really trying hard these days to seek God in everything, i know i cannot do anything without HIM , whether it be in worship or devotions -amen

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