Do you ASK God to help you? And when you pray, do you trust and expect him to answer?
“So I say to you: 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.” Luke 11:9-10
In this Bible passage, Jesus tells us to pray with expectance. He shows us how to ASK God for what we want and need: Ask. Seek. Knock.
ASK God to Help You: 3 Steps From Scripture
1. “Ask and it will be given to you.”
This is praying in a bold way. When we ask God for something, we’re letting him know we believe he can answer our request. That takes boldness.
2. “Seek and you will find.”
This is praying in an even bolder way. It’s the next level up from asking. Seeking requires effort and takes time.
3. “Knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Be Persistent & Bold
In Greek, ask, seek, knock are in the present, active, imperative tense. This means they could read, as the NLT writes, “Keep asking…Keep seeking…Keep knocking.” God wants us to pray with persistence and boldness. He wants us to habitually ask until he answers.
How many prayers are unrealized due to a lack of ASKing? How many times do we give up too soon and miss out on the blessing of God’s “yes”?
We must be like the persistent widow. She kept coming to the judge until he caved and granted her request (Luke 18:1-8). We must be like the bold man who kept knocking on his neighbor’s door in the middle of the night with an emergency request until his neighbor finally answered (Luke 11:5-8).
What’s your request? Maybe you need healing. Perhaps it’s physical, emotional or relational, but you’re in desperate need. ASK God to help you. Don’t give up!
Maybe you need money. Bills are piling up. Creditors are knocking. You don’t know what to do or who to talk to. Talk to God about it. He can’t wait to hear from you.
Maybe you need hope. Turn upward to heaven and ASK God to help you.