During Lent, we remember the truths of faith and renew our knowledge. On the 9th day of Lent, we read a passage from the Gospel of Matthew. It records the essential words of Jesus, “Ask, and it will be given to you.”
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)
Ask and it Will be Given to You
Do not ask, and you will not receive. This is a simple truth. It is valid everywhere in life. But what about our relationship with God?
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Do you want the Kingdom of God? Ask, and it will be given to you.
The Heavenly Father Hears your Request
The Bible tells us many times that God is our Heavenly Father. But, more importantly, He is a Father who loves us.
In a family with good relationships, it is natural for children to ask their parents for what they want. And good parents never ignore these requests. Instead, they consider with the child whether it is essential or possible. The child is always heard. And if the family decides that it is good and worthwhile, the child’s request is fulfilled.
That is why Jesus emphasizes – You are a child of God. So ask and do not be afraid.
Only according to Matthew 21,22, there are two conditions:
- Ask in faith.
- Act in faith.
Do not confuse faith in God with “self-reliance.” Also, understand that faith is not an emotion or a feeling. Faith is not a blind walk without taking responsibility for your life.
Faith is the conviction that Almighty God is on our side and will strengthen our efforts by His grace and provide what we need as He has promised.
Prayer for Today
Almighty God, I worship You. You are my Heavenly Father. You love me. And that is the best news for today.
I ask Your grace for this day. May it strengthen my efforts and replenish my strength. With You, I am a man of victory. You give me everything I need for a successful life. You always hear my prayer and answer it. With You, Heavenly Father, I am a happy man. Amen.