So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Lk 11:9)
- This verse of the Bible tells us to ASK, SEEK, and KNOCK—with persistence. In the original language the implication is to ask and to keep on asking, to seek and to keep on seeking, and to knock and to keep on knocking! And when you ask, it will be given to you. When you seek, you’ll find. When you knock, it will be opened to you. This is not only a representation of the goodness and mercy of God, but also a model of persistence in faith as well as tenacity in believing that God is good and generous, and that He will answer prayers.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Mk 11:24)
- The message to us in this verse is that our faith in God and in the fact that He cannot lie gives us the spiritual, anointed obstinacy to patiently wait—in hope and constant expectation—that our prayers have already been answered.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (Joh 15:7)
- As we memorize the Word of God, honor it, and obey it lovingly and joyfully, the Lord tells us in this verse that we may ask for our hearts’ desires and they shall be done for us. What a blessing!
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 Joh 3:22)
- This Scripture reminds us that as we please the Lord with our lives and actions by doing what is beautiful to Him, the Lord gives us whatever we ask from Him.
Here are a couple more faith-building verses from God’s Word upon which to meditate:
No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Ps 84:11b)
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Joh 14:13)
When we read the Bible with a heart full of love and connection to God, the promises that He has given to us shine like the genuine treasures that they are! So, keep on asking, seeking and knocking, and our loving Father God will look upon our faith and trust in Him with favor. Have a blessed day.
For with God nothing will be impossible. (Lk 1:37)
This Bible verse above says that NOTHING is impossible with God! Does the Lord really mean this? Let’s look at where else this idea is shared in the Word.
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Mt 19:26)
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” (Mk 10:27)
But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Lk 18:27)
Now these three verses assert the same idea from a positive mindset rather than a negative one. These verses declare that with God ALL things are possible. How do we, as believers, respond to these assertions?
What looks or feels impossible to you right now? What situation in life or what need are you facing? Why not stand upon these passages of Scripture and ask God to fulfill His Word in your life today?
Trust Him, and stand in faith on His Word with a firm expectation in your heart of His miraculous answer.
If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will SAY to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Mt 17:20b, emphasis added)
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Rom 10:8-9)
These verses teach us that one consequence of faith is words. Our faith encourages and inspires us to speak to our situation (circumstances) and command them according to the Word of God. In Romans 10, we’re reminded that the word of faith is in our mouths and our hearts. The passage then proceeds to elaborate on the “word of faith” message.
Faith says: “I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and that God raised Him from the dead; and therefore I am saved.” This means that in ANY trial, trouble, or evil circumstance in our lives, we can calmly and peacefully expect Jesus to:
- deliver us,
- protect us,
- heal us, and
- meet our every need.
Study the Bible and locate passages of Scripture that you may speak into your situation with a faith-filled heart. Then wait in hope and expectation as God works on your behalf.
For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 6:2, emphasis added)
As I understand it, this verse is the Lord’s way of encouraging us to have an active, expectant faith for whatever our need may be. The type of faith this verse encourages is one that says, “Today is the day of salvation! Hurrah! God has answered me today. Praise the Lord Most High.”
This verse imparts a wonderful sense of hope and the expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promises—the sort of any-moment-now excitement of receiving a wonderful gift and blessing any moment. This is a result of a clear understanding of how much God loves each one of us, and how He greatly He loves to answer our prayers, help us, and to meet our needs.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I hope [confidently expect] in Him!” (Lam 3:24)
Blessings to you, friends!
For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. (Heb 3:14 NKJ) Don’t lose confidence in the Lord Jesus!
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. (Isa 26:3 NIV) Steadfast means unwavering, firm, resolute, and committed.
Partaking of (joining with; living through) Christ requires persistence in faith; it’s not merely a one-time event. We grow both roots and patience in our Christian walk as we stand firm and unwavering in faith. In other words, we make a decision to take God at His Word.
We pray based upon God’s Word and His promises. Once we have prayed, and believed God that we HAVE ALREADY received our answer, we stand faithful and immovable, knowing that the answer is assured. (Mat 21:22; Mk 11:24 NIV)
God cannot lie. (Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29; Heb 6:18)
Don’t be like an immature youngster in your faith. Allow God to work in you according to His good pleasure. (Phil 2:13) If you are awaiting an answer to prayer, having done all that you know to do, then stand and patiently anticipate God’s answer with a sense of joyous expectation. Know that your answer is certainly on its way!
He will never disappoint you. (Rom 10:11)