Ask, Seek and Knock God Cares for You

August 23rd, 2017

Ask and You Shall Receive

 

 

Matthew 6:8    Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

 

 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”

I do not pray using vain repetitions, repeating the same things over and over, thinking that the quantity of my praying is going to get the results that I need.

 I do not focus on quantity of words, but on quality of words—words that I know are in line with God’s perfect will.

 

My heavenly Father knows what I need even before I ask Him and He is

more than willing to provide for me.

(James 1:6-8; 4:1-10; Mark 1:35; 11:22-25; 16:20; Proverbs 18:20,21; 1 John 5:14,15; John 14:13,14)

Matthew 7:7 Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.

    8For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.

    9Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone?

    10Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?

    11If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!

Matthew 18:19 Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.

 

DECLARATION OF FAITH

I will ask and keep on asking until I have received what I am asking for.

I will seek and keep on seeking until I have found what I am looking for.

I will knock and keep on knocking until the door is opened to me.

I know of a certainty that when I ask, I will receive; when I seek, I will find;

and when I knock, the door will be opened to me.

(Mark 11:22-24; Proverbs 8:17; Deuteronomy 4:29; 1 John 5:14,15)

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.

Luke 11:9-23     9So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.

    10For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.

    11What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent?

    12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

    13If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!

John 14:13   And I will do  I Myself will grant  whatever you ask in My Name  as presenting all that I AM , so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.

14 Yes  I will grant  I Myself will do for you  whatever you shall ask in My Name  as presenting all that I AM .

John 15:7 7If you live in Me  abide vitally united to Me  and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.

    8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

John 15:16 16You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you  I have planted you , that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting  that it may remain, abide , so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name  as presenting all that I AM , He may give it to you.

John 16:23 23And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me  you will need to ask Me no questions . I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name  as presenting all that I AM .

    24Up to this time you have not asked a single thing in My Name  as presenting all that I AM ; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.

Philippians 4:6 6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

 6-7 Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Philippians 4:19  And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

James 1:5   If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God  Who gives  to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

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