Today's Verse: Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
— Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God made us to seek after him and find him (Acts 17:27-28). Try to imagine the astounding reality of this truth: the God of the Universe is thrilled to see us when we come home to him! Is it any wonder that he longs for us to seek him so he can welcome us with the same joy as the father welcomed the son back again (Luke 15:11-31)?

My Prayer...

Father, while there are many things that my selfish heart seeks after, deep inside I know that what I need most, and what I seek most right now, is to know you in a more holy and majestic way. In Jesus' name I seek you. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, July 7, 2004

A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
"But God has protected me right up to this present time so I can testify to everyone, from the least to the greatest. I teach nothing except what the....."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Beloved, What controls you? I don't want you mastered by any substance, destructive habit, or sin — whether public or secret. You are..."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD."

Illustration

Illustration of Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV) — Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.