Believe You Have Received It- Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Believe You Have Received It- Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Jesus: “Trust. I have always told you that whatever you ask for in confidence, consider you have already received it. Do you think that if you asked Me for souls, I would not grant them to you? May our hands gather in unity. Ask! Never grow tired of asking and desiring for Me.

Today’s Readings: “And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
What father among you would hand his son a snake
when he asks for a fish?
Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will the Father in heaven
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

Prayer Meditation- Oh Lord we thank You, we bless You and we adore You for Your Word today! Ask, seek, knock. In Mark 11:24 You tell us that when we ask we are to believe that we have received it. Because You are the Good, Good Father who knows not how to give us anything but good! It is so easy to say Lord that You do not answer or do not hear our prayers especially if it seems like it is taking years for whatever intention is on our hearts but You tell us in Habakkuk 2 that “though it linger, wait for it, it will certainly come and will not delay”. O Lord how hard it is to wait on You and to keep knocking with confidence and trust but that is exactly what You are asking of us. In fact, until we show You our confidence and trust, we are not asking as You would have us as Your faithful children. Lord, we know that You work all things together for good for those who love You (Romans 8:28) and that our times and our circumstances are in Your Hands so let us come boldly to the throne of Grace (Hebrews 12) and let us not stop knocking and believing!

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