What does it mean to knock?

We ask because we understand God has unlimited resources;

We seek because we know His abiding presence will help us find;

And we knock because we’re certain He’s home, just on the other side of the door.


What does it mean to knock?

Knocking is a noise-making experience. It alerts someone that you want attention.

Awhile back a friend arrived at my office at 7:00 a.m. Although I was anticipating his arrival, I was unaware of his arrival because he stayed in his automobile until 7:30. I was only alerted after he came to my office door and knocked. I permitted his entrance when he made the proper noise at the door.

And what’s the proper sound we should make at Heaven’s door? Well, the apostle said: “Let your requests be made known unto God with thanksgiving.” Thanksgiving and praise should accompany our asking.


 “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.”

Someone might say, “But I earnestly and sincerely asked, sought, and knocked without receiving my want.

What happened?

 Jesus didn’t say we would receive precisely the things for which we ask, seek, and knock. But we will absolutely receive. We receive what He, as our Heavenly Father, deems best. He always gives “good gifts to those who ask him.”

We may ask for wealth, but if that should be a serpent He won’t supply it.

We may seek the chief position of the corporate Board but should that be a rock of offense He won’t grant it.

We may knock for opportunity but should it poison our spiritual relationship He won’t supply it.

This should always leave us in a trusting attitude toward God when He denies our human requests and presents us with His wise, loving, heavenly answer.



I’m knocking now and I know that He will answer and provide what is best for me.


In the Bonds of Calvary,

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Apr 19, 2009 @ 01:54:03

    knock knock
    who’s there
    I am
    I am who
    I am That I am

    He ia standing at our door and knocking as well

    Profound Bob, Thanks


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