“Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” (Matthew 7: 7-8, Amplified Bible)
This translation gives us a clear sense of what seeking and finding is all about. It is more than a fleeting plea for help or momentary relief from trouble. It is devotion. It is persistence. It is a genuine and patient openness. It is listening each moment for direction and instruction, and being willing to hear not simply what our human hopes would want us to hear, but what is really true, satisfying, healing, and right.
You will find, and the treasures of God will be given to you. In fact, they already are yours. Our constancy and grateful asking is an hourly opportunity to see more of our heaven open up before us; to not only have momentary relief, but to gain deep understanding of what is real and why, and so to gain true healing, that which endures and which continues to reveal blessings.
The verse is not meant to discourage us. It is not meant to make us feel as if we must wait for our God. It is a promise that as we seek rightly, we will find rightness and peace. As we bring our whole hearts to God with consecration and expectation, we will gain a new gift of Love for each asking, a new joy for each prayer, and a daily occasion to find out just how devoted God is to each one of us. His rich daily gifts never run out and are always just right for today.
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