Luke 11:9-10 - “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; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Ask, seek and knock. Seems simple enough, right? Then why do so many of us go through life without the things God has promised in His Word? It is because we don’t ask for it.
God has given us free will. We have a choice to make. It starts with choosing Jesus and receiving our salvation, but that is not the end. There is so much more that God wants to give you, but you have to exercise your faith.
Faith is believing in what you cannot see. It is also an action word, just like ask, seek and knock. James tells us that faith without works is dead, so until you put your faith to action it will do you no good. Faith for salvation is good, but until you repent from your sins and turn from them, there will be no fruit.
In the Bible we are also promised health and wholeness, but until we seek God for it we may never receive it. God promises that all our needs will be met, but if we never ask HIm we may never see our needs filled.
There are two ways we can look at this. First we must understand that just by being in the kingdom of God does not mean that we will receive all the benefits of the kingdom. It’s not a free ride, in a sense. On the other hand, it is a free ride, because all you have to do is ask, seek and knock.
There are no restrictions or limitations with God. Jesus says ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. Put your focus on God and seek Him to meet your needs. Don’t focus on the problem, with God all things are possible.