Oct 19, 2006

Keep asking

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:7-11

Andrew Murray says this about the above passage:

"It is as if he would tell us that we are not to rest without an answer, because it is the will of God, the rule in the Father's family: every childlike believing petition is granted. If no answer comes, we are not to sit down in the sloth that calls itself resignation, and suppose that it is not God's will to give an answer."

God intends that every prayer have an answer! Let us continue to fervently pray and appeal to God until we receive His answer. Fight against the weariness and sluggishness that so often comes when our prayers are not immediately answered. We have a Father who loves to give good gifts. Let's pray specifically that Jesus, the One who conquered death itself, would wake Ian. Thanks.

Stephen A

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