LUKE 11:9-13 NLT “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”
Don’t give up. When you want something bad enough, then the world is going to test you how bad you want it. How many times have you ever knocked on someone’s door? Would it change if you knew someone was inside and you could hear them?
Was it just a little phase in your life or is it a burning passion that defines who you are?
Expectation is an important part of our identity and prayers. Expect that the prayers will be answered. Expect that your visions and hopes will come to pass. Instead of asking once, not hearing anything and giving up after the first little road block. Also expect that it is going to happen because we are speaking to a Good God.
God is ready, willing and powerful enough to grant what you are praying for. God wants the best for you. God wants to grant you the power of his Spirit to live in power.
Let’s speak out our identity today:
IAM a Child of a Good God
IAM Given the Holy Spirit because I ask for it.
I want to encourage you to take the time to read all of Luke 11.
Let the words roll over in your mind. Ask God to give you hope, expectation, words to pray, and the spirit to keep on asking and seeking until the prayers are answered.