ask“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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Mat 7:7-8 NKJ)

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.  “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father.”  (Mat 6:8-9 NKJ)

Remember these words from the last chapter of Matthew, in the conversation of prayer we’re talking to our Father, who’ like any good father knows what we have need of even before we ask.

I was raised in the old school.  My parents were very loving, and I was fortunate to have a loving extended family living in the same house, All because they loved me, didn’t mean they were going to spoil me.  I was raised with values and appreciation for what I had. I was also raised with the requirement that when I asked for something, it was preceded with ‘please’ and ended with ‘thank you.’  If I even thought that I could demand something because it was my right, my parents would have corrected that thought process in no uncertain terms.

Our heavenly Father expects nothing less.  Even though He knows what we have need of, He loves to hear us ask Him with all reverence and respect, after all, He name is Holy.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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