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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

When we become as little children with sincere prayer, He will hear our voice.
There are time when we feel alone, or have doubt, fear or worry about what is going on within our life. Human nature to feel desperate or concerned about things we have no control over. However, Christ has said; ye have not, because ye ask not, and this is a beautiful scripture that is a necessary read when needing something for Jesus our Lord.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” Matthew 7: 7-11

How wonderful is that? There are often times when we feel guilty because it seems we need so much from Jesus, and we have faltered within our relationship with Christ. Do not feel guilty, the Lord and Savior wants you to come to him and express your needs and seek the repentance you need and His will.

It states plainly that we should “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” This may mean that an unrighteous person may need Christ within their life. If that is the need, this is why Christ died on the cross of Calvary. Does this mean that He is going to answer every prayer the way you want Him to? No, very often, His will is not our will, and then again, He is merciful and does not want any person to perish.

When praying this prayer you should be confident, that He is and is always looking out for our best interest. No, He may not give you everything that you want, but He will supply your needs. He knows our needs before we ask, even the sinner, and is willingly and sufficiently able to give us our needs, when we seek Him and forgiveness for our lack of faith.

You may then ask why would He answer my prayers when I have failed Him, repeatedly. That is a good question and one easily explained. Simply, He loves you, and came for the sinner, not the righteous. The scripture for this is in Matthew 9:13 - In short form, “for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
The Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ to earth for those who need Him, and He knoweth that we are dust. He is a just God, and does not seek for us to be wanting when we have His word and His forgiveness.

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him and his righteousness unto children's children;” Psalms 103:7-17

The Father knows when our hearts are sincere and wants us to come to Him for all of our requests and need. Seek, and ye shall find, His graciousness, and most of all His love.  

God Bless Us All,
Linda Todd