Scriptural Readings. Exodus 20:2; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Luke 11:11-13; Luke 11: 9
“Knock..Knock….Who is there?” This is an old joke that most of us probably already had known which starts with “Knock..Knock..Who’s there?”. When it comes to making us laugh, most of us are more attentive and more serious to it. Talk shows, comedy films and stand up comedy on bars are only few that one can catch up with the latest jokes. But what if you have been having a lot of things to settle to yourself like financial problems, domestic problems? Do you think you need a little bit of sense of humor or do you think this is the time that we knock and knock to our God? Right?
While many are arguing about how do we call our God(Jesus said simply our Father) we should be more importantly and be well sensible of our relationship with our God. Jesus taught us that if we pray, we have to address our prayer to our Heavenly Father. If He is our Father then we are His children. What does it mean? It means that we came from Him! Do we fully understand what this means? Have we seen and fully comprehended what it is to be His children? Is this relationship entirely different from our earthly father? Surely, we will be bogged down by problems and as Christians we should be more definite that we should come to the throne of grace of our God. Our spirits should be in depth in all undertakings with what God has to say.
Obviously, it tells us that we should acknowledge Him as our God but in this modern world, one might argue that it does not matter anymore if He has taken us out from Egypt. Jesus has already freed us. That is true, one thing though that we might have missed is the power that He has shown. This is the same power that He has entrusted to us His children through His Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have the same power to be freed from any bondage!
2 Corinthians 6:18
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
verse 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
verse 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
verse 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
With this established and accepted relationship with our Heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ, where do we stand? Now here comes the perfect part. Here is what Jesus promised.
Luke 11: 9
verse 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
As children of God, we now know that the door of heaven will be opened for us. We have a loving Father. A Father who will provide and give us all the things we need, be it physical or spiritual through His Son Jesus Christ.
If you will knock and knock.. I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.