Thursday, 1 March 2012
1st March 2012 Matthew 7:7-12
“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. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
I needed this reminder today that God knows the gifts to give us when we ask. I'm in pain today and I reached out to a woman at church who has the gift of healing for a laying on of hands. I had more pain relief in that 10 minutes than in the last 4 days, thank you God.
It can be hard to reach out, can be hard to seek, can be hard to ask; but that's all God wants us to do, just ask and He will provide.
Father I thank you for your very real presence in the world today and your gifts for us all, keep asking us to ask you when we forget we can. Amen.