Matthew 7:7-14 New International Version (NIV)
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
The Narrow and Wide Gates
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. http://bit.ly/1r4Dink
I was wondering what to share with you all this day and I realized it was 7/7/14. So I decided to Google the date, 7/7/14 because I was sure it had some special meaning. Not only is this word special but it was just what I needed to hear in my life at this time. This popular passage of scripture speaks volumes in the most simplistic way.
The directions given in this scripture is for believers to ask whatever they will, seek and you will find what you are looking for and to knock and the doors shall be opened for you. What a great formula for life and living in abundance. The golden rule is even used, in everything do others what you would have done to you.
Not only is this passage directional, it explains that you have choices in life. You can take the road (gate) that is narrow and it leads to a good life our you can take the wide gate (road) that leads to destruction from poor choices in life.
Today 7/7/14 has brought new eye-opening meaning to me and I will forever look at it in a different light. The Word is a powerful tool and it will forever cover and carry me.