“So I say to you:
Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives;
the one who seeks finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
– Luke 11:9-10
Ask. Seek. Knock.
Do not give up…
do not give in…
have faith…and persevere.
Having faith, means trusting in God’s love,
believing in Him,
believing that He is listening.
Having faith also means accepting God’s will in all circumstances,
and that whatever He permits to happen or not happen
is ultimately for our own good and for the good of those we love.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten us so that we will not only believe,
but also fully understand and accept that when we ask, we will indeed receive
– even if it is not always exactly what we would have asked for;
that when we seek, we shall indeed find
– even if the result may be different to the one we would have hoped for.
Behind that door, that we are encouraged knock on, is the One who loves like nobody else loves.
He welcomes all who knock at His door.
He will always open in response and He will more than gladly ask us in.
It is then up to us to accept His invitation…or not.
I ask…I seek…and I knock at Your door, Lord.
I believe. I accept.
Here I am, Lord.
Build up my perseverance,
strengthen my character,
reinforce my faith,
and fill me with confident hope of a glorious salvation.
Take me into Your arms, O Lord, and heal me and change me.