Devotion for Thursday after the First Sunday in Lent

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will

your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 7:7-12

When we knock on the door, Jesus stands just on the other side and eagerly opens the door. If we seek Him, we will find Him. We shouldn’t be afraid to ask anything of the Lord. He has performed miracles in my life and the lives of others I know. He doesn’t always answer us in the exact way we hope or expect, but He always give us what is best for us. We see from our small perspective of here and now; God sees from the limitless perspective of everywhere and forever. We can trust Him to respond to us in a perfect way, even if it’s far different than what we envision.

Father God, thank You for answering my prayers and for the many miracles You have performed in my life. Help me to remember that You always give the perfect answer, even when the answer You give isn’t what I think is best. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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