There’s an aroma of blessings in the air!!!!….
I understand the concept of asking God for what I need in prayer privately and seeing it answered publicly. I understand the concept of seeking God daily and finding Him waiting patiently to be my guide. I also understand the concept of knocking on the doors of my dreams and expecting God to open the right ones all the time. I understand all of this. I would hear the pastor preach “Ask, Seek, Knock” on Sunday, nod in agreement, then leave the same way I came, still empty. Sure, the word excited me. I would jump, scream, holler and shout but go home and fuss because nothing I wanted was working out. I would secretly wonder if God was even real because He surely didn’t seem to know my address to drop by with blessings. It seemed He knew where all my enemies stayed however, because they stayed blessed. I was confused and soon realized I didn’t understand the concept at all. So like always I went straight to the source for comprehension.
“God, you make it sound so simple. Ask and receive, seek and find, knock and doors open. I’ve done what’s required but I keep coming up short. What am I doing wrong? Should I spin around three times, jump four times and repent five? I know my enemies aren’t doing anything but making a mockery of You but You’re still blessing them. Should I just say to hell with all this God stuff, make a mockery of You as well? Well God, I’m listening!”
“You are doing that already! How can I get a blessing to you if you don’t even believe I’m real or you deserve a blessing? Why pray? You’re wasting time, energy and words. After all We’ve been through!!. All the nights I’ve held you, the days I’ve carried you, the minutes I’ve kept you and you still think you can fuss and move Me. I’m moved by faith, not phony worship or fear. I bless who I desire and it’s always the ones who ask, seek and knock. You fuss, curse then deny, what type of formula is that? Even my enemies know how to get a blessing and apparently, yours do too. It’s so simple. The recipe for receiving is asking and believing. The recipe for finding Me is seeking Me and doors of opportunity open when you knock. What’s so hard about that? You and I will not go through this again. You will understand the concept and you will practice it daily until it becomes the norm. Here’s some simplicity for you, take the first three letters of each requirement and it will bring you right back to the beginning. Well Tracy, I’m listening!” And just like lightning, it flashed and I got it.
“Father, forgive me. I know not what I say at times. I’ve been wrong for so long. It is really that simple. Each time I’ve asked You to answer, You did. Each time I sought You, You came. Each time I knocked, You opened. How did I not see this. Ask, Seek, Knock still leads me back to the beginning ASK! Thank You for being so awesome. Now I’m ready for You!”
Whoever you are that think God is not listening, think again. There’s a reason you’re reading this blog post. You’ve asked HIM what you’re doing wrong and He’s answering!.