Knocking is not enough …

“Here’s what I’m saying: Ask and you’ll get; Seek and you’ll find; Knock and the door will open.” Luke 11:9

I left the camper for a few minutes. When I returned the door was locked. What the heck, I thought, I didn’t bring a key with me and I know I didn’t lock the door. All my possessions were locked in the camper—keys for the truck, camper, and everything other than my cell phone. I called Sam’s Club roadside assistance and, fortunately, they could come and pick the lock. The dispatcher assured me a locksmith service would be there at 9:10. At 9:08 the truck rolled up and a young man hopped out and within thirty seconds had the door open. I felt relief that no one needed to break into the camper, and better yet, that there was no charge because of a $79.00 Sam’s Club Roadside policy.

I’ve learned you can’t just knock on a door and expect it to open. It takes faith that God can help you through rough times. Jesus says we need to ask for what we want. Sometimes I’m not sure what I want. On occasions, I’ve wasted days and nights worrying about something I could have given to God to hold until I had to work through my thoughts and seek a resolution.

Lord, we often forget to ask and then seek ways for the door to open and to help us through our times of trial. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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