For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
This is how I read it: Everyone who ASKS receives, the one who SEEKS finds and who KNOCKS, the door will be opened.
It takes action to get what we want. If you don’t ask for direction to a stranger, there is a high chance you’ll be lost for a long time in a foreign place. But why is that when it comes to God we treat him like a waiter in a fancy restaurant and expect him to serve us water without being asked? First, life is not a fancy restaurant. It is more like a small restaurant by the roadside with endless customers keeping the waiters busy. I’m not saying God is too busy to attend to you but it would greatly help if you raised your hand and asked for water.
Many times we expect things to happen without us doing anything. In a relationship, girlfriends tend to expect boyfriends to offer something while keeping quiet and then when that doesn’t happen we hold grudges of sorts. Yes, I speak from experience. Sometimes it’s the guy’s problem but we could have helped them by saying what we want. I digress.
Back to God. Yes, He knows what you want before you ask for it but the bible says asks and ye shall received. So why don’t we ask for it and then read Philippians 4:6 that says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, WITH THANKSGIVING, present your requests to God.” When you ask, remember to ask with gratitude. Not begrudgingly or impatiently.
I’m gonna end with another verse:
“You do not have because you do not ask God.”
Doesn’t it make sense?