Just Ask
April 14, 2023
"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Luke 11:9-10
We have all experienced times in our lives when we needed or wanted something and did not know how we were going to get what we needed. We knew those who had what we need, and they knew we needed it, but they did not come to our aid. It was not until we asked for what we needed, when they decided to help. Often, we miss our blessings because we do not ask for what we need or want. Sometimes we do not ask because we do not think The Lord will give it to us, and other times we feel like we can just do it on our own, but the truth of the matter is we always need The Lord. The Scripture reminds us to, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. I encourage you today to ask The Lord for what you need and what you want. Do not be ashamed to ask Him, and have faith that when you ask, you shall receive. There may be doors shut in your face, do not simply stand on the outside of the door wishing for it to open, knock on the door and it will be opened to you. Do not sit idly by wishing things to change or for them to get better, but go to The Lord with all your needs, and He has promised you that you will receive. I know The Lord knows everything I need, but I know it is necessary for me to go and seek and ask Him for everything. I will knock on doors which have been closed, knowing The Lord will be open them for me. Since I will go to The Lord in every situation, I know for sure, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From my God!”
Prayer Lord thank you for always being there when I call. Thank you for every opened door and for every way you have ever made for me. I know that I cannot make it without you, but I also know that you are there with me through it all. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen .
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY