Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ask, Seek, Knock - pt 4

Disclaimer: this post won't make sense if you didn't read the last 3 - unless you walked with me through the last couple of years!  You might want to skim them before reading this one!

Ok so what does all these stories have to do with the verse I posted on Pt 1 - Matthew 7:7-11?

The Lord used these examples last week to remind me that he didn't just GIVE me what I asked for on each of these examples.

Actually- now that I think of it, these are a perfect example of the verse:

The Volvo- all I did was present a need - or ASK, and the car basically fell in my lap.  I didn't even have time (or a need) to look for a solution.
Ask and it will be given to you;

The Camrythis was an example of searching for a solution - or SEEK.  I had to put some effort into finding the right car this time.  God gave me clues (like the mechanic who recommended a Camry, the $2000 limit, etc) and ultimately he had me in the right place at the right time to find this car on craigslist and get it just in time. 
Seek and you will find;

The House - this was a little tougher than just presenting a need or looking online. I really had to fight to get the house I felt like He was giving me.  I had to be persistent.  I had to be creative.  I had to be SURE he was calling me to THIS place because all signs were pointing to NO just days before I moved in!  It wasn't just a matter of being in the right place at the right time... it was about not taking no for an answer and almost exhaustedly knocking down the door till I was able to call my house "home" and claim my promise!
Knock and the door will be opened to you.

And the promise to ALL of us if we will abide by these 3 principles is this: everyone who asks receives; 
the one who seeks finds; 
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Praise GOD!

So this is why I have faith that asking for my spouse is a good, holy thing.  And so far, I believe I've asked him, and I have tried to seek who He would have for me by dating when he has said date, and by going online if/when he says that. So it looks like its about time to start knocking (banging anyone??) on the door of heaven to see promises fulfilled!  I'm claiming a spouse by the end of 2011!  And I really hope he's excited to see just how much he's been contended for when we are both led to each other at the perfect time!

What are you KNOCKING for??  Do you trust that He is good? I'd love to hear and be praying for you too!  Feel free to email me privately at  


  1. love it! such a great reminder of how God provides and does not let us down! I needed that reminder - thanks friend! believing with you!

  2. Thanks Mandy! I think it was good for me to write it all down.. just to keep the reminder before me of how He's faithful... so I can't start doubting, accusing, or looking at what I don't have in front of me.