Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) – “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.”
“‘Knock’ includes perseverance in one’s asking and seeking, as when the disciple perseveres in praying for his unbelieving family’s salvation and speaks and lives the gospel throughout his lifetime. Jesus’ disciples are to ask the Father continually as a manner of life, to be constantly responsible in pursuing God’s will, and to maintain an unremitting determination in expecting the Father to answer.” [Michael J. Wilkins, NIVAC Matthew, p.312.]
1. How have you experienced God’s answer to your prayer as you “knocked” at the door?
2. Are you ready to be the one who knocks at the door?
3. What is an urgent prayer that God is putting in your heart today? Take the time to pray and also share with your pastoral or missional group leader what you are praying for.
Prayer: Jesus, I want to ask for determination to persevere in prayer, to knock at the door until it is opened. Please help me to grow more in how to pray until something happens (PUSH). In your name I pray, amen.
Let’s sing to the song, “Knocking on the Door of Heaven” by Matt Redman.