Let’s turn to Jesus to see how His famous saying, “Ask, Seek, Knock” (A.S.K.), relates to your life. Jesus promised us, “Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.” This is Jesus’ 7:7 PROMISE. So it is important that what you A.S.K. is connected to God’s best desires for your life and our world.
Ask - What are you asking? What are you curious to know? Are your questions connecting to what God wants to show you? What does God want you to ask that you are not asking? Ask God directly. Ask wise people. Ask and you will receive God’s direction. The asking humbly positions us before God.
Seek - What are you seeking? What do you need to find to move your life forward? What seems to be missing in your life? Have you lost something, someone, some feeling that needs to be rediscovered? Following are some of God’s promises about seeking:
Deuteronomy 4:24 - “Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will find Him.”
Jeremiah 29:13 - “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”
Luke 19:10 - “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 15 - Here are 3 famous parables of asking, seeking, and knocking.
More than anything God wants you to seek His presence so you can find what He is ready to show you.
Knock - What doors of opportunity are you knocking upon? What doors have been closed to you? How are you knocking? More than anything God wants you to knock with a loving heart’s desire so He can open the treasures of His Kingdom to you. Jesus said, “But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all that is important to your life will be opened to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Textual note: Jesus spoke The 7:7 Promise in the present tense and as an imperative, which turns His word into a continuous promise. (Called iterative in the Greek.) Therefore, The 7:7 Promise never ends. The 3 verbs of A.S.K., stress intensity and progression. Continually asking.
Continually receiving. Continually seeking. Continually finding. Continually knocking. Continually living in the abundant life.