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; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. -Matthew 7:7-8
P.D. spoke this word a few weeks ago, and it struck my heart because of how aligned it was with all that I’d been thinking and praying about at the time. I was inspired to read the Gospels again, and today my bookmark rested at Matthew 7. As I was reading the passage, my heart burned, and I unexpectedly began to cry. Not knowing why, I decided to meditate on it a bit. There was something about seeking and knocking that deeply moved me. I envisioned a journey, an epic one like that of the Fellowship in “The Lord of the Rings” (we just saw “The Return of the King” two nights ago, so it’s still fresh in my head 😛 ). A journey of battle and struggle, of risk and injury, of strength and weakness, and of discovering what lies within you.
Asking requires faith in a good and almighty Father, but seeking requires even greater faith. It’s knowing that there’s something worth searching for, something that is very real and not just a fantasy. Knocking requires faith that Someone will open the door. Standing in front of a closed door can be intimidating. It requires courage to be willing to see what’s on the other side of the closed door. And faith that whatever it is, is good because our Father gives only good gifts. Knocking is a declaration that you’ve arrived and are ready after all your seeking, to receive what you’ve asked for and more. The journey prepares you to receive… it builds you up in ways staying at home never could and draws you closer to God’s heart. Seeking and knocking are for the adventurous, for the daring and seekers of the unknown.