Learn to Knock on The Closed Door (Noon)
Psalm 2:8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
A priest told an interesting experience that had happened in his church after a baptism. He wrote, “I met a woman crying on the stairs. I thought it was a bit strange, because baptism was supposed to be a joyful occasion. So, I asked her if she’s all right. The woman said, “No, I’m struggling.” Then she continued, “My mother was baptized today. I’ve been praying for her everyday for almost 20 years. The reason I’m crying is because I almost gave up on my mother. But, I had to keep trying and praying for her. Even when my faith was weak, I kept praying. Then, one day, my mother gave her life to Jesus Christ, and she was baptized today. I will never doubt the power of prayer ever again.”
Every time we pray, we, off course, expect our prayers will be answered by God. However, when we see that nothing has changed, or when everything seems to be impossible, many of us will stop praying. We stop believing that God cares and will work it out. We forget that He is God who wants us to keep asking Him and knocking on His heart.
That is oftentimes the reason why our prayers are not answered. It’s because we stop praying the moment we see the doors are closed. Therefore, let us learn to knock the doors. Don’t act too fast to turn around when we are facing closed doors. Take a step to knock boldly, because probably God has been waiting for us to knock on His door.
Many people always FACE CLOSED DOORS because they HAVE NOT LEARNED TO KNOCK.
1. How did you respond when you were facing closed doors in your life all this time?
2. In your opinion, why does God want us to learn to knock?
3. What commitment will you make to learn to knock?
“Lord Jesus, we thank you for Your grace and faithfulness to us. We have seen Your miraculous works in our lives. Please teach us not to give up when facing closed doors and to start taking steps to knock, so that Your glory will manifested more in our lives. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”