Sunday Special Word of Exhortation and Encouragement:- Ask and you Shall Receive.


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, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

Is there anything too hard for the Lord to do on your behalf?

Has He ever let you down before?

Have you ever felt disappointed in God because he promised and failed you?

Has God ever blessed you and then the following day He took it back?

Why am I asking all these seemingly silly questions? Well, as silly as they might sound, many of us Christians still ask them whenever we feel let down by God.

In times of crises and in times of hardship we seem to think that God has abandoned us despite the many hundreds of praises and worship we have offered in His presence.

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But let me tell you this; the time has come for Him to prove you wrong.

God never ever fails!

The problem with us is that we are always impatient to wait upon the Lord for an answered prayer.

We are always looking for quick fixes and solutions to our problems. But unfortunately God doesn’t always work that way.

He sometimes answers almost immediately and other times it might take days, weeks, months or even years.

But rest assured, He will give to you when you ask. (Romans 8:32. He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?) All it takes for us is great faith, prayers and perseverance to receive from God. It’s that simple.

So you have to trust and obey His word and continue praying for wisdom and understanding of His word.

Only then will the things of the spirit begin to manifest and make themselves “understandable” to you.

Remember the bible also tells us those who seek the Lord must do so in spirit and in truth. His word tells us ask and it shall be given to you.

Have we asked at all and yet expect to be given?

If you trust and have faith that when you ask it will be given to you then so shall it be. He tells us to seek and we shall find.

Are we sitting at one place and yet expecting to find whatever we are seeking to find?

It doesn’t work that way; unless you wake up from your slumber and go out there, you won’t ever find it. Remember the word of God tells us that faith without works is dead.

For example, if you are looking for a job and you just sit there at home thinking that because a prophet in church has said you will get one soon so you won’t continue writing and sending more applications, then sorry! No job will just come knocking at your door!

So you better go out there and look for a job right now, but have faith that you will land one soon enough.

And finally, He tells us that knock and the door will be opened to you. So go out there and knock on that door with faith and that closed door will be opened to you.

Folks, let’s face it, how can a door be opened to you if you do not knock?

Its just like asking for something… How would I know you want it if you don’t ask for it? And how do you find something if you don’t go looking for it? Do you expect it to come looking for you instead?

Don’t just sit there and have faith alone, but you must work towards achieving the set goals by making a move… So make that move right now!

These are all basic Kingdom Principles, and unless we practice them together with faith in God almighty, it won’t ever happen to us Christians.

For the word of God categorically states that Everyone who asks receives, those who seek shall find and those who knock, it will be opened for them in Christ Jesus.

Believe it, and do it, and it will come to pass. Amen!

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Citizen Atare is a Ghanaian who hails from the Upper East Region. He is an ICT professional working with CERSGIS, a Remote Sensing & GIS Centre, located at the University of Ghana, Legon. Citizen Atare is an amateur freelance writer and blogger for over 20 years, who likes to research into everyday lifestyle issues and situations, politics, and cultural practices to write about to educate and also entertain his readers. He is a highly creative and motivated, highly inquisitive, open minded and to an extent risk-taking with a high visual acumen. He is a dreamer who isn’t afraid to break creative barriers. He is also a passionate aviation, tech and motoring enthusiast with a lot of knowledge to share and a private researcher. He has no formal education or certificate in journalism, but the hunger to know more and do more, backed by an impressive work portfolio is what drives him to write the things he knows best for his numerous online fans. Citizen Atare is married to Margaret and they both live in Accra with their lovely daughter Zoey. His hobbies include reading, listening to very good music; especially jazz, writing, watching action, sci-fi and adventure movies, travel and site seeing and swiming. He likes eating fufu and palm nut soup, but prefers boiled rice and kontomire stew with agushie more.


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