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Matthew 7:7-11 Jesus Tells Us to Ask, Seek and Knock on God’s Heart

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We have reached the point in Jesus’ teaching about asking, seeking, and knocking on God’s heart. I want to start off by saying that Jesus is NOT giving a recipe for getting anything you want from God. God knows what we need, what we want, and what is best for each of us. He chooses best. He promises to meet our needs, but He doesn’t promise we can have everything we want.

This morning I have been working on getting my burn pit going. It is over 6 feet tall and filled with branches cut from our two apple trees and one pear tree during pruning a few months ago. The wood in the branches is still green, so as you can imagine, I am having a HARD time getting them to burn. When I first went out there this morning, I placed all my cardboard kindling around the fire and lit it. While I was doing this I decided to ask God to help me with this fire, like He did with Elijah on Mt. Carmel. After doing this I remembered today’s study was about asking. I thought it was a pretty cool that both things happened to coincide on the same day. I even shared that I had prayed with my husband and told him the story about the great battle between the prophets of Baal and Elijah. Read more »