The Door to God Requires Us to Knock
by Gregory Booker 8/20/2012 / Devotionals
REFLECTION AND CONTEMPLATION TO SEEK HIM:
Matthew 7:7 & Luke 11:9 "Ask and it will be given to you ; seek and ye shall find; knock and the door will be opened". Let us reflect upon the meaning and use of a "prayer word".
Prayer is the appointed means for obtaining what we need. It is an act of humility and honor toward the God who we ascribe our very existence to. The Lord want us to come and declare our need and desires to Him for he will hear us...always. Even though scripture declares God also knows our needs before we ask them.
Why then does He advise us to still knock? Perhaps, God does not want us to take him for granted. He wants us to acknowledge who he is in our lives and that we depend on him for our needs and he can supply us our wants. Communication is what God wants from us and this is vital for our sustenance in Him to be effectual.
Whenever we knock on any earthly door we hope someone answers. Prior to approaching the door, I have prepared myself to visit and I took time to present myself in an acceptable way. I took time and expense to go to that destination. Of which, I am also seeking to communicate something to the person on the other side of the door.
It should be no different with the God we serve. In asking God for something we ought to prepare ourselves to commune with him through preparation and this is what prayer is for. It is an act of preparation to hear from God and he deserves our attention to detail before we knock.
My prayer word is knocking on the door of God. I want to come in and commune with Him. The door exist because of our sin nature but by exercising faith, and knocking on God's door, with the blood of Jesus covering us, God promises he will open it and invite us in. He will hear our concerns and the desires of our heart and most important, you will get to hear from God.
Prayer is so vital to the Christian life and knocking on His Door is our way of acknowledging God has a destination where He dwells with a Door and we are willing to put forth the extra effort of reaching out to Him. Despite it's closure which separate us due to our sin nature God hasn't sealed it shut with a do not disturb sign.
Our Lord Jesus has given us the way to God by cleansing us in preparation and provided His Spirit to lead us the God's Door by instruction. I have learned that when the Door is opened it is the God of my life that is all I really need and to commune is the greatest gift of all. Such is prayer which knocks on the heart of God.
"In all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer and believing, Ye shall receive...." Matt 21:22
Let it not be that we have not because we ask not with such being a failure to communicate!
Article by Gregory Booker @2012
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As a watchman from the walls of Jerusalem.