Wednesday Message Review
March 25, 2015
God wants to hear from you – TODAY!
Jesus makes this promise in Matthew 7:7-8
‘Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.’
No qualifications, no limiting conditions; just an open invitation to ask, search and knock.
Now, God is not a heavenly vending machine that dispenses goodies according to our whim and desire. Jesus is speaking specifically about giving the Spirit of God to anyone who asks; John 15:7 adds the condition ‘If you remain in me and my words remain in you’ then the promise applies, ‘ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you’.
Jesus’ point is to underline that God is a loving and generous Father, not a stingy God needing to be convinced that anyone deserves anything good from his hand. So why pray? So we can talk to God – all of us, in conversation with him. That’s good news.