Have you ever played hide and seek before…isn’t it one of the coolest games, you know the faces of the people in the game and you know where they are at that moment…..but there’s a catch, you have to close your eyes and turn around while the target moves while you count to 10 or even 20… When you open your eyes again, no one appears to be in plain sight, but you have to find them, because even though you can’t see them they are somewhere in the area and didn’t go too far.
What’s funny is most the people your looking for are hiding in plain sight, you just have to seek them out and you will find them if you seek carefully and diligently.
Isn’t that how life sometimes is? We go about seeking things, you may be seeking a promotion at work, you may be seeking marriage, you may be seeking to have a baby by a certain age, and you may be seeking to have peace, you may be seeking out the best physician to do your operation. There are lots of things we go in search of. Yet there’s one thing I love about the word Promise, if you have a trustworthy person making the promise you can stake your life on it. This promise found in Luke 11:10 is given in a context I must explain to you before you go thinking you can just ask for that other ladies husband or you can go and sabotage that person at work to get that position you seek, or you can go steal that baby from the hospital.
The verse says…Everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks the door will be opened…. but before that…in the context Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray. This was the promise He gave them, just as a friend would go to another friend’s house at 2 in the morning to get bread for company that came to him unexpected, if that person kept asking even though the friend said no..they would receive it. He’s not saying that we have to Keep asking God for things..for He just told them the way to pray is…to say Our Father…so that wouldn’t put God in the category as friend, so we are taking into account the person asking is a child of the person being asked. Now let’s move on for time sake…… The context tells us that if a son goes to his father and asks for fish that child shouldn’t expect to get a snake should he? (emphasis mine) and the same thing is true for our Heavenly Father, it is His good pleasure to give us the Holy Spirit whom was sent as a comforter upon Jesus departure to sit at the Father’s right hand.
So, how does this verse tie in well to getting that promotion, getting that spouse, getting that child you desperately want, even that job…
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness and all these things will be added, for He knows what you need before you ever ask for it..and is more than willing to supply all the things you need even the things you want..but you must learn that the things you should seek shouldn’t be things at all..But relationship with Him..then all the things your seeking may or may not come but it won’t any longer matter because He will become to you at that point everything you need and should He decide to add to you that promotion knowing what’s best for you, He will.. etc.