Those Who Ask Receive – Luke 11

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” — Luke 11:10

Jesus modeled for us a life of prayer. J.A. Martin says this about Jesus’s prayer life:

“Jesus prayed at every major crisis point in His life. He prayed at the time of His baptism (3:21), and at the time of the choosing of His disciples (6:12). He was often alone praying (5:169:18) and also prayed with others around (9:28–29). He prayed for Simon (22:32), and He prayed in the garden before His betrayal (22:40–44). He even prayed on the cross (23:46). One of His disciples, impressed with Jesus’ life of prayer, asked Jesus to teach them to pray.”

In Luke 11, Jesus teaches some amazing things about prayer including how to pray and encouraging us to keep on praying. He then goes on to say that “everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth…”

What a blessing to know that those who are God’s children can come boldly into God’s presence, knowing they have a Heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them. Without any doubt, we can ask and know that we will receive. If we seek, we will find; and, if we knock, it will be opened to us.

So, why aren’t we asking more? Why don’t we seek more, and why don’t we knock more? If we do, He will answer. More than any earthly father, our Heavenly Father delights to answer and be good to us.

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