Read Matthew 9:18-30
one of the great prayer promises of the Bible is Matthew 7:7 — “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” See how this promise is illustrated in our verses for the day.
The ruler of the synagogue came asking. His daughter was dead and only Christ could make her alive again. His prayer was specific; it came from a concerned heart; it was uttered in faith. True, there was a delay in getting the answer, but the answer did come. He asked; he received.
The sick woman in the crowd came seeking. Weak and discouraged after many years of seeking a cure, she picked her way through the crowd to get to Jesus. What humility she showed as she bent low at His fee to touch the hem of His garment! She was healed instantly. “Seek, and ye shall find.”
The two blind men knocked at the door of the house in which Jesus was staying, and the door was opened for them. Suppose they had stopped outside the door? Suppose they had not knocked long enough? They knocked and the door was opened, and they received their sight.
This simple prayer promise has worked for others, and it can work for you.
(Copyright, Warren W. Wiersbe. First appeared in Thoughts for Men on the Move. May not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the author.)
Dr. Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019) was an internationally known Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He graduated in 1953 from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. While attending seminary, he was ordained as pastor of Central Baptist Church in 1951 and served until 1957. From September 1957 to 1961, Wiersbe served as Director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International. From 1961 to 1971 he pastored Calvary Baptist Church of Covington, Kentucky south of Cincinnati, Ohio. His sermons were broadcast as the “Calvary Hour” on a local Cincinnati radio station. From 1971 to 1978, He served as the pastor of Moody Church in Chicago 1971 to 1978. While at Moody Church he continued in radio ministry. Between August 1979 and March 1982, he wrote bi-weekly for Christianity Today as “Eutychus X”, taught practical theology classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and wrote the course material and taught a Doctor of Ministry course at Trinity and Dallas Seminary. In 1980 he transitioned to Back to the Bible radio broadcasting network where he worked until 1990. Dr. Wiersbe became Writer in Residence at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In his lifetime, Dr. Wiersbe wrote over 170 books—including the popular Be series, which has sold over four million copies. Dr. Wiersbe was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).