Joyce Meyer (November-24-2021) Daily Devotional: Keep Asking, Keep Seeking, Keep Knocking
Jesus encourages us to keep on asking, keep on seeking, and keep on knocking. We need to do these things, day in and day out, 365 days a year, so we can keep receiving what we need from God.
God is not reluctant to answer your prayer.
He is not waiting for you to convince Him to answer your prayer. As a loving Father, He wants to bring good things into your life and to meet your every need.
Sometimes spiritual warfare must take place, and God’s timing has to be fulfilled. Daniel had to wait 21 days for his prayer to be answered. A heavenly battle had to be fought and won for the answer to come.
No matter what you are praying about today, keep on asking, seeking, and knocking. God’s answer is on the way.
How many times do we stay awake all night wrestling with our problems and losing sleep over them instead of simply casting our cares upon the Lord and asking Him to meet our needs—then trusting Him to do so? How many hours and days have we wasted trying to reason or decide what is best in certain situations instead of simply asking God for wisdom?
Jesus said: “When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8).
Our mistake is failing to ask and seek and knock, failing to trust God, our living heavenly Father to give us the good things that we ask of Him. We should humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand know¬ing that in due time He will bring to pass what is right for us (see 1 Pet. 5:5, 6). One sincere prayer will produce more good fruit than years of our trying to solve our own problems.
Prayer is not a one-time act.
It’s not just saying a prayer, and then moving on with life. Jesus tells us to ask, and then keep on asking; to seek and keep on seeking; to knock and keep on knocking.
When you keep on asking, seeking, and knocking, you have the promise that God hears and answers your prayer.
If you have prayed about an issue and don’t have an answer, then keep on praying. A pastor friend used to say that when it comes to prayer, we should “PUSH – Pray, Until, Something, Happens.”
We give up too soon in prayer. We bring our request to the Lord once and expect the heavens to open, and angels descend with our answer. Jesus promises to reward those who refuse to stop until the answer comes, or the door is opened.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I commit to continually asking, seeking, and knocking. I know You have a great plan and will work everything out for my good. In Jesus’ name!