What Jesus Did! 'Keep On Keepin' On!' — Luke 11:9-10

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

[Continuing his teaching about persistence in prayer, Jesus said,] "And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."
— Luke 11:9-10 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus repeatedly said, "Don't quit! Don't give up! Keep on knocking, seeking, and asking! Keep on keepin' on because God will answer you!" Rather than spending a lot of words on what we're supposed to do, let's just hear Jesus tell us to keep on doing it and do it!

Today's Prayer

Father, you know that I have had several things on my heart. I now ask that you hear me once again and act in your great might and for your glory and accomplish your will in the following areas: ... I ask it all in Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 28:1-7
  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Matthew 6:7 NRSV


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Illustration of Luke 11:9-10 NLT —  Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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