How many books or movies when you were a kid opened up your imagination? I use to feel like I was right there in the book. I somehow became one or the characters or was in whatever place they were describing. Sometimes I might imagine I had some kind of special power or ability. Sometimes I would imagine that a series a doors were in front of me and each one could take me to some place different. Sometimes I would imagine I could wish for whatever I wanted and it would appear. Can you imagine how great as adults it would be if we could do that now? As Christians, the good news is, that we do have the ability to ask for things from our Heavenly Father who loves us. He never yells at us when we ask for something outside of His Will, instead he lovingly gives us what is best for us. How could you not want what is best for you? To actual receive the best answer to our question, is far better most of the time than what we could have ever asked for. Read Matthew 7:7 -8.
7 “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
As we learned in previous devotions the key is persistence. Keep asking, seeking and knocking. We also learned that it is 100% guaranteed that we will get an answer. We could write the President of the U.S. and ask him a question and there is no guarantee we would even get an answer. So that is wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father will guarantee to answer us. He will open the door when we knock. He won’t hide out in the dark behind closed drapes and wait for us to give up and leave. He will come to the door and open it. He will help us find what we are looking for. He will give to those who ask. I find these verses very encouraging. I can depend on God. I know He will answer my prayers in the best possible way. These verses encourage me to be persistent and encourage me to wait for the best answer from God. I will remember that my requests might not be the best for me and that they are merely suggestions to God. I will let His genius figure out what is best for me.