We read in Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find. Knock and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened.”
I know of a few sayings that may have stemmed from this verse. When one door closes, another door (of opportunity) opens. But how do you know where and when that door is due to open. I think it takes a step of faith. Scripture says faith without works is dead. In other words, faith takes action. Faith is not a feeling. It is an act. Whether it is putting your faith in a chair’s ability to keep you from falling to the floor or choosing to believe someone’s words.
Ask, Seek, Knock. We don’t always get to know every detail of the journey which God leads us forward on. We can ask for or about something and God will give us an answer. It might not be what we were hoping for, but God is about giving us what is best. Seek. We must keep our eyes open. Be as the Berean’s who were known for searching the Word of God daily and asking questions and in turn, finding answers. Keep knocking. Keep praying. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. His is the still, small voice for the believer. Everyone has a conscience. God gave that to us. Unless it has been seared, the Lord can definitely speak to us through it.
Finally, Christ Jesus referred to Himself as the door according to John 10:7. In calling himself “the door”, not “a door”, it is made evident that He is the only way, truth, and life….the only true door which leads to salvation. Do you hear the still, small voice calling to you? Also, in the terminology of caring for sheep, as Christ also referred to himself as the Good Shepherd, the terminology of the door may also refer to the way shepherds (in particularly the countryside) would be the door between the guarded sheep and the outside.
Are you seeking Him? Where are you on your journey?
These are just some things to ponder on this weekend coming up to Easter or as some call it Resurrection Sunday.