Action Required

I was reading a familiar verse this morning in Matthew 7:7, Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. I begin to think are we asking or seeking anything from God, when it comes to our relationship with him? Are we even knocking for it to open for us or are we just standing there in contentment?
Do we ask God for strength to follow him so he can take us farther than we have ever been in him? Do we ask him for courage to fight the things that come against us and that prevent us from moving forward in our relationship with him? Do we ask him to fill us with love and compassion for our fellow man, so we can love others the way the bible instructs us to? Do we ask God to break down those walls and chains that hold us back in our faith, like fear and anxiety?

Do we seek God in our day to day life?  Do we look for ways to serve God on a daily basis? Do we seek his wisdom and power to defeat our flesh? Do we spend time in his Word, because we want a deeper understanding and a more powerful relationship with our Lord and Savior?  Do we spend time in prayer seeking his guidance?

Do we knock on the doors in our life for God to open them?  Do we knock or bang on the walls we have allowed Satan to put up in out lives for God to destroy them? Sometimes I think we are afraid to knock fearing the unknown.  We become content behind the doors and inside the walls because we don’t have to face what is on the other side.  God can open a door that has been nailed shut by you and by Satan with ease, but you have to be willing to walk through it.

The thing that stood out to me in this verse is that each of these words Ask, Seek, Knock all require action on your part.  God is tired of lazy Christians.  Christians who are wanting to be spoon fed the Word because they are too lazy to read it for themselves.  Christians who want everyone else to pray and seek God for them.  Christians who want to tell everyone their problems but God.  They are looking for pity not resolution.

God is looking for Christians that are ready to take action for his name sake. He is looking for Christians that have a hunger for him and his Word.  He is looking for Christians who are ready to stand up against Satan and the things of this world.  Christians who are willing to be an outcast for His name sake.  Christians who will serve Him, no matter the cost.  God is on the move and we need to be willing to move with him.  Quit waiting on everybody else to do something and do it yourself.  Ask God what he wants you to do on this earth to further his Kingdom,  seek him in everything you do, and knock on the doors that are preventing you from moving forward.  Don’t keep God waiting, time is running out.

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a Great day in Jesus Christ!!

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