6/4/21 ~ Knock Knock
Matthew 7:7-8 ~ “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door opens.”
I think little miss Honey has been reading this scripture regularly. She has been asking and knocking at the door to her stall for treats, snacks and extra meals like a hobbit looking for 2nd and 3rd breakfast. She is teaching the little colt next door how to beg for snacks and treats. Louie pretty much ignores her unless she is successful in getting on of her minions (me) to give an extra helping of hay or dinner snackies. Then he joins in on the begging.
Honey and Louie even do a pat down to see if I am hiding cookies in my pockets when I go in to clean their rooms! These horses have it made. Breakfast and dinner in bed, Mani-pedies every 6 weeks, spa days, personal chauffer, all the cookies, and housekeeping every day to keep their rooms tidy with clean sheets.
Just as I take care of Honey and Louie when they “knock” and “seek”; God takes care of us when ask and seek. God responds to everyone that seeks. It is not based on how “good” you are or if you are “worthy”. Have you knocked? God is there waiting to hear from you. I know that there are times when I have prayed, I have not always gotten the answer I was looking for at the time, but in time it has proven to be the answer I needed at that time in my life.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~ 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Let us continue to knock on the door and seek the answers that we search for. I know I will and do continuously pray. Won’t you join me in prayer?
Heavenly Father, thank you that there is nowhere I can go that is beyond your presence. I am blessed beyond measure. You have said that you will never leave me or forsake me, you are always with me. May I live a life of thankfulness in your presence. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.