“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.”Matthew 7:7, 8 (NASB)
How it seems like yesterday I would just get home from work, sit down and put my feet up when I’d hear, “Daddy, would you get me some juice?” “Daddy, would you come here and look at this?” “Daddy would you come out in the backyard with me?” It was just yesterday because now I have grandchildren. Sometime it feels like most kids have ‘adult radar.’ It seems they won’t ask for something while one is in the vertical position but that radar detects ‘horizontal’ like bat sonar immediately followed by a request. I must say that a lot of times when I’m interrupted I do not remain sweet and agreeable. Even if I stop what I’m doing to interact I can still get annoyed in my mind and heart at the cutting in on ‘my time.’ I’m so thankful God is never annoyed or short with any of His children when we ask Him for anything.
Jesus encourages us to ask our Heavenly Father for our needs through His name (John 14:13). We have the perfect picture of what God’s nature is through His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. He told his disciples if they had seen Him they had seen the Father. Christ was known for His great love and compassion. He is always willing to hear us and answer with pleasure. When we seek of Him we shall find and when we knock on His office door it shall be opened to us with the greatest approval. Our Heavenly Father has never lived in the state of ill annoyed and never will.