Ask, and it shall be given you.
Matthew 7:7

This world can be quite a confusing and complicated place. Just when you think you have things figured out someone changes the rules. You have been asking and asking for some kind of help but you have two problems. First, you may be asking the wrong question and second you may be asking the wrong person. Thankfully, Our Lord is not as complicated or evasive. Ask and and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. Our only concern is that we come to Him. He has all the resources and all the answers and He is always willing to answer. His ear is open to our prayers. Charles Spurgeon preached about this wonderful, prayer answering God. check this out.

“We know of a place in England still existing, where a dole of bread is served to every passerby who chooses to ask for it. Whoever the traveller may be, he has but to knock at the door of St. Cross Hospital, and there is the dole of bread for him. Jesus Christ so loveth sinners that he has built a St. Cross Hospital, so that whenever a sinner is hungry, he has but to knock and have his wants supplied. Nay, he has done better; he has attached to this Hospital of the Cross a bath; and whenever a soul is black and filthy, it has but to go there and be washed. The fountain is always full, always efficacious… Nothing that is good for him shall be denied him. He shall have spending-money so long as he lives, and he shall have an eternal heritage of glorious treasure when he enters into the joy of his Lord.
If all these things are to be had by merely knocking at mercy’s door, O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord. Leave not the throne of grace till all thy wants have been spread before the Lord, and until by faith thou hast a comfortable prospect that they shall be all supplied. No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites. No unbelief should hinder when Jesus promises. No cold-heartedness should restrain when such blessings are to be obtained.”

I love the simplicity and the childlikeness seen in this approach to our God. The throne of grace is approachable, His ear is open, all that is wanting is our requests. I love what Spurgeon said, “No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites.” We have no shame in approaching this throne of grace. We have access into His presence, after all it is a throne of GRACE, not a throne of judgement. What kind of need is pressing on you today? Are you struggling to pay your bills? Ask for His help. Are you suffering in your body? Ask for His help. As James says, “We have not because we ask not. “As Spurgeon says, “ask large things of thy generous Lord.”


  1. What a Merciful God that we can ask for what we need! Sometimes we tend to go around Egypt several times before we ask. I come from a family of eight, and I’m the oldest girl. So that meant that I was automatically in charge of everything that my Mother was in charge of.(French Creole ideal). Anyway if I wanted something, or had something to say, I had to wait til the end of the day or another day, because I was serving my didn’t matter what it was! This affected my walk with God to the point of ‘waiting’ to ask. After I accepted Christ in 1985 I thought I had to wait, but soon realized that I didn’t have to wait, plead or beg.God knows our needs and we must trust that he wants us to want him, and all his blessings if we are in him and Love him. In our human frailty, we all need to hear about his Love over and over again<3! So today, I will ask because I need. Yes his fountain is flowing, I will drink!

  2. Hallelujah, what an amazing Father we have. I will ask and Drink always from His FLOW. He is my LORD MY PROVIDER my EVERYTHING, and no other god can take His place. Blessings.

  3. I had a good paying job for about two months! Then my decision to purchase a new vehicle came to past. Then my good paying job was lost! After that did my prayers for a fulltime job go up before Gods throne! He made me wait a bit before the blessing though! What an awesome Christmass gift was that job that God gave me! I actually reminded God of his promise to his people in Malachi 3:10! Jesus Christ our Father is incredible! Wow!

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