This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. ” Matthew 7:7-8
God has committed Himself to answer our prayers and Jesus encourages us to continually ask, seek and look for Him in prayer. Now, is this a blanket promise to everyone? It means that anybody can ask for anything and be assured that they will receive answers from God. We must look at this passage within it’s larger context, this passage is within a passage part of called the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus shows how the citizens of His kingdom must live. So, this promise is for those who want to live a life that pleases God.
Now, what is this a promise of? Does it mean that if we ask God for something He will give it to us? This promise is about God giving us in His perfect wisdom what is best, God will only give what is best to those who live a life that pleases Him and lay their requests before him.
So, what should we do with this promise? We should come to Him as our Father in heaven and let’s trust Him with our requests this 2023 year, because He will not give us something that will hurt us. Instead, if what we ask is good, be assured that He will give it to us.