“Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened to you. “ – Matthew 7:7
This is one of my favorite scriptures. I like to keep things simple and this scripture helps me keep my priorities straight. All I have to remember is A.S.K. – Ask, Seek, Knock. To me this is an easy way to remember that I need a relationship with God – this should be my number one priority.
Relationship is a two-way street. God is seeking a relationship with us as much as we are seeking a relationship with Him. Jesus, in His humanity, showed us the importance of this, and He showed us how to have relationships. Through Scriptures, God asks us to love Him, to love our neighbor, our enemy, ourselves and everyone else we meet. We can be assured that He loves us so much that He answers our prayers and gives us everything we ask for – at the right time and in the right way. God’s door is always open to those who knock. He is knocking at the door to our hearts – waiting patiently to show us what we should do for Him.
When we ask God to come into our hearts, when we seek His face, when we knock on the door to His kingdom; we are showing God how important He is to us. We are showing Him that He is number one in our lives. And, at this, He looks down and smiles.
What does this have to do with Christmas? God sent His Son to us long ago to teach us about relationships – with Him, and with others. A relationship with God is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. He is waiting with open arms to embrace us, to guide us, to love us. All we have to do is Ask, Seek, Knock (A.S.K.)
Heavenly Father – we thank you for the gift of Your Son. He is the greatest gift we could receive. He showed us how a relationship with You is so important. Help us to remember to Ask, See, Knock – that we might always keep You as number one. You are awesome. Amen.