Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
Wayne Baker, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, wrote a book titled All You Have to Do Is Ask. He believes most of us struggle with asking for help, but we often underestimate how willing people are to help us. According to Baker, learning how to ask for help is an important skill for success. He pointed to a study that sent participants to approach strangers on the streets of New York City asking, “Can I use your cellphone to make a call?” Surprisingly, many strangers were willing to oblige. On average, it took only two tries to get a New Yorker to lend them a phone.
In Matthew 7:7, Jesus invited us to liberally ask God for help in meeting our needs. The New Living Translation says: “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
Don’t be afraid to ask God for His help, and don’t be reluctant to keep on asking.
God is more willing to give than we are to ask. Andrew Murray
Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 7:7-11 – In Depth – Pastor Chuck Smith – Bible Studies