April 25 - Matthew 7:7-8

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25 - Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

What do you suppose is the one thing God wants most?

It isn't simply obedience to His Law or to follow the moral imperatives in Scripture. It isn't for us to be good or to pray or go to church once a week. It isn't for you to read your Bible every day or tithe your money. It isn't missionary trips or teaching Sunday School.

What God wants most is to have a relationship with us.

If you ask for Him to be your God; he will. If you seek him, you will find him. If you knock on the door of heaven, that door will open up to you.  God wants nothing more than to be part of your life and have you be part of his kingdom.

Those other things become part of who you are once that relationship begins. Those other things tell the rest of the world that you are in a relationship with God.

We choose our relationships.  Sometimes we make poor choices, but when we choose God, he promises that he will always be there.  When we ask him to be close to us, we receive peace. When we look for him in the darkest hours of the night, he brings comfort and when we stand before him in the throne room of heaven, he flings open the door and invites us in.

Today is a good day to begin this relationship.