Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Luke 11:5-13 NLT
[5] Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: “Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him, [6] ‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.’ [7] And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can’t help you.’ [8] But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. [9] “And so I tell you, 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. [10] For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. [11] “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? [12] Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! [13] So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

Reflection . . .

What is this story teaching us?

It teaches us about Keeping on! Keep on asking, keep on seeking, keep on knocking! You will receive a response or an answer! You will find what you are really looking for! You will go through the opened door! We only need to ask, seek, and knock! It’s simple, but it’s not easy!

Persistency is never easy because we get tired, impatient, and weary of asking, seeking out, and knocking on doors! We are to learn from this story to keep on keeping on!