Matthew 7:7-8 Praying Through Tough Times; Asking Seeking Knocking

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

There are times of testing when, hearing these words of our Saviour become more than comforting but urgent. They become more than promises we hold to. They become matters of action. They become tools in our work belt. They become weapons in our war chest.

Such is the need of our day.

Prayer must be more than a religious practice in our circumstances. It must be effectual, fervent, it must avail much.

We are acutely aware of our own desperation. At the same moment we know that there are others in their own moments of desperation. They will not only look to us for our example but lean upon us for their support.

Right now, today,

  • Asking
  • Seeking
  • Knocking

these are our mainstays.

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Matthew 7:7-8 Praying Through Tough Times; Asking Seeking Knocking

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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