“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7 NIV
When we have a problem we go searching for an answer; otherwise the problem will not just go away, right? We have to seek help from a reliable source though. There was a time period in our lives that my daughters and I lived alone. I was not very knowledgeable on how to handle maintenance problems with a house, so when we needed a plumber, electrician, or a water heater repairman, I panicked for a bit. Luckily, we had a neighbor across the street who apparently knew how to fix everything!
What a blessing! Not only did he know a lot, but he offered his services for free. He and his wife were older and experienced and I knew, that by going to them, I would find my answer. I also knew I would not be considered dumb or needy for asking for help. It seemed to make them happy to help. It also seemed they preferred to help me rather than giving me a number for someone else. What an example of Christ they were to me!
In Matthew 7, Jesus tells us to seek Him. Why? He has the answers to our heart’s problems. He knows what we do not. He will never judge us as too needy or too uneducated. He WANTS us to seek Him constantly. He will not send us somewhere else for help, unless it is to the Bible. When we ask, we receive, every single time. Just as I knew that Buddy and Ada were always there for a sometimes overwhelmed single mom, Jesus is always there for us. All we have to do is ask!
It constantly amazes me that Jesus makes it so simple for us to grow as Christians, because He supplies all we need and He makes it super easy to come to Him. He is “one-stop-shopping” for all that soul longs for.
With the love of the Father from me to you, have a great weekend!