HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” (Matthew 7:7).
We must receive, as well as ask. We must take the place of believing, and recognize ourselves as in it. A friend was saying, “I want to get into the will of God,” and this was the answer: “Will you step into the will of God? And now, are you in the will of God?” The question aroused a thought that had not come before.
The gentleman saw that he had been straining after, but not receiving the blessing he sought.
Jesus has said, “Ask and ye shall receive.” The very strain keeps back the blessing. The intense tension of all your spiritual nature so binds you that you are not open to the blessing which God is waiting to give you. “Whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.”
He tells me there is cleansing
From every secret sin,
And a great and full salvation
To keep the heart within.
And I take Him in His fullness,
With all His glorious grace,
For He says it is mine by taking,
And I take just what He says.
I find the answer to many questions we are faced with daily. Our blessings are blocked because we do not ask. Even if you believe, you still have to ask because your Father wants to hear you ask in faith. He wants you to have that communication link open to Him. Brethren when you ask you are in obedience to the Word of God. It is one of the principles in serving God and may I say in becoming a Christian. First, you ask forgiveness and for Him to come into your heart. So your life or journey begins with asking.