Matthew 7:7-11
7 “Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. 9 You parents-if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Jesus is telling us to persist in pursuing God. He was talking about pursuing a relationship with Him.  For those who seek to know God there is the reward of knowing Him.  But knowing God takes faith, focus, and follow-through. And Jesus assures us we will be rewarded with relationship to Him.  But we cannot give up in our efforts to seek God.  There is always more of Him and we should always be seeking to know Him more.  We will never get to the point of knowing all there is to know about God, so never stop seeking. Outside of Christ, nothing exist, so what more would we need. But God knew we had needs while living on this earth.  In a previous verse, He had just said not to worry about your food or clothes, because God will supply what we need.  It may not be what we want, but it will always be what we need. Sometimes God knows we are praying for “snakes” and does not give us what we ask for, even though we persist in our prayers. But as we seek more of Him, we will learn to trust His will for everything in our lives.  When seeking an answer in prayer, fist seek the Word of God to find out if it is contrary to His Word, and then seek to find out if it is contrary to His will.  If not, then never give up, because God will give you your request in His time.  Salvation for those we love who do not know Him is a perfect example of a prayer that we should never give up on.  God will move in the lives of non-believers if we pray.  But our first pursuit is to know Him, then for our daily needs and then for those “things” that we think we need.

Have a God Day!