In this passage we see that there is a particular way to pray:
This asking requires
1.) A.S.K.ing requires Action
There is something we must do on our part to see the manifestation of what we’re looking for. Ask, seek, and knock are all verbs. Meaning, they require action on our part.
- Personal – “If you ask, it will be given to you.” In some situations, we have to do on our own.
- Persistent – PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens)
- Promise-Filled – Make sure you are asking what God has promised you.
“If you don’t see the promise being filled, then ask God what the promise is.” – Pastor Ferne Sapp
2.) A.S.K.ing creates an Assurance that results in
- Covenant Friends – Matthew 18:19 – The assurance God wants to give you is that the people in your life are the right ones.
- Crazy Faith – Matthew 21:22 – and all things that you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
- Chosen Fellowship – John 15:7, 16; John 16:23-24
- Celebrated Father – John 14:13 – Father may be glorified in the Son. Ask in Jesus’ name (signing the check; guaranteed)
3.) A.S.K.ing requires the right Attitude
In Matthew 7:12, Jesus says that in all of your praying, you must treat others well. You must have the right attitude.
- An attitude that is based on your faith in God.
- An attitude that is based on your desire for reciprocation in relationships – whatever you desire, sow!