There is a gas station (It’s the Adams 66) in Council Grove, Kansas where the owner runs out to fill your tank, wash your windshield and polish your mirrors. Remember that? I’ve become so accustomed to waiting in line inside a “convenience” store while a surly dropout finishes talking on the cell phone that this guy was a shock. As I stood there, baffled by this flash from the past, he asked, “Anything else you need? Check your oil? Tires okay? Just ask…”
You think that’s amazing, check this out. The Creator of the universe has said, “Just ask…”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
It’s not that God is a genie in a bottle or a cosmic ATM. It’s that God invites us to engage with Him in a relationship. He invites us to ask. He encourages us to seek and knock. All these actions initiate a new experience in a relationship. It’s the relationship Adam and Eve had before they hid from God in shame. It’s the way God intended life to be.
Maybe you are reading this and thinking, “I’m not so sure there even is a God.” I’ve been there, hiding behind a wall of suspicion, for fear of being fooled. That is, until one day I asked and God responded. That was an astonishing and life changing moment for me. God knows it’s tough for us to engage with Someone we cannot see. He knows it feels safer for us to only trust in ourselves. That’s whats so cool about His invitation – ask, seek, knock. You do that, He says, and you will have the door opened to an amazing, interactive, personal relationship.
Questions? Just ask…
In BSF we call it ASK’s, Ask, Seek, and Knock.