Words from the Heart for Thursday January 21st, 2021
So I say to you: 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.
Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)
Ask, Seek, Find
Back in 2018 Three leading researchers with expertise on opioids met with Parliamentarians at a Health Research Caucus Luncheon on Parliament Hill. The leaders stated that Canadians were familiar with reports about the crisis affecting all regions of Canada. Tragically, 2,800 Canadian lives were lost in 2017 due to overdose from prescription opioids or illicit drugs laced with fentanyl or other synthetic opioids. Canada leads the world in opioid analgesic prescription. Scientists are seeking to find genetically targeted risk prevention and treatment.
Those who have accomplished great things have had to be persistent. For example, Thomas Edison made 1000 unsuccessful attempts before finally inventing a light bulb that worked. It is natural for human beings to be indefatigable. Just watch a three-year-old who wants an ice cream cone – he will not give up until he gets what he is after. God birthed this in us and He gives us permission to be untiring in seeking Him and His will for our lives. In Luke 11:9-10 Jesus says this: “So I say to you: 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.” The tense in the Greek here is “ask, and keep on asking; seek and keep on seeking; knock and keep on knocking.” If you are longing for the things of God, be persistent. God is willing to give you those things that will draw you closer to Him. That’s what He promises here. Are you being tireless in your pursuit of God?
These have been words from the heart.