ASK, SEEK, KNOCK
Read Matthew 7:7-12
“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching,
and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be
opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 (HCSB)
The Bible is clear that God answers the fervent prayers of His people
according to His will, and we know it is His will for His church to be
revitalized and healthy. Perhaps revival tarries because we give up on
prayer too soon.
A small girl watched as her mother smeared cold cream on her face. She
asked, “Mommy, why are you doing that?” “To make myself beautiful,” the
mother replied. In a few moments, as the mother started wiping off the
cream, the child asked, “Are you giving up already?”
We should never give up in prayer as we ask God to revitalize our
churches. In fact, we should pray regularly and intensely until the answer
comes. The verbs “ask, seek, and knock” are expressed in a form that
denotes continuous action. Jesus is literally saying, “Ask, and keep on
asking. Seek, and keep on seeking. Knock, and keep on knocking.”
Do you regularly pray with intensity for the revitalization of your church? If
your church needs to be revitalized, whatever you do, do not quit praying
until the answer comes. Ask, seek, and knock!
Begin your journey of ongoing, fervent prayer for your
church’s revitalization today. God will answer in His time.