Re:Verse passage – Luke 11:5-13 (day five)
“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.”
Bold promises given by Jesus at the end of the parable. We understand these verses are not a blank check to ask for whatever we want. They are an invitation to an honest dialogue within a vibrant and growing relationship with the Lord.
Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves’”.
The persistence described in this parable is no doubt the result from previous encounters and experiences between the two “friends”. There was familiarity, “You know me. You know my heart”. There was certainty, “I know you have what I need”. There was honesty and vulnerability, “This is why I am asking, I have nothing to give”.
The end of the year provides a good time to evaluate our relationship with God. Is our relationship with the Lord vibrant and growing? Is there familiarity between us and the Lord? Byproduct of time spent together. Is there certainty? What do we know and understand about the Lord and His character and nature? Is there vulnerability? Confession and repentance are crucial.
Lord, help us have that kind of relationship with You!! Let’s be persistent in that kind of prayer!