"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened." – Matthew 7:7-8 NASB
In 1885 while only twenty-eight years old, Edward Thompson secured a diplomatic post in Mexico to be close to the archaeological digs near the ancient home of the Chichén Itzá people. There, he explored ruins, unearthing previously buried buildings, often a brick at a time. He discovered crypts that had been concealed for centuries.
The more he searched, the more he found. For forty years, he made discoveries other explorers failed to find.
One particular site fascinated him. As he studied the ancient records, he determined that a major well had to be present in this location. The problem? There was no visible trace of this well. Digging beneath the city’s main plaza, he found the well, using techniques never previously used in archaeology.
Because Thompson persevered, he made a major discovery, and archaeologists were given a fresh perspective on the Mayan culture.
The Bible tells us that perseverance is important in our lives. Many Christians fail to find answers to problems because they give up too soon. Others do not receive the wisdom God can reveal because they do not persevere. Some fail to experience His transforming power because they do not have faith or ask. They forget that Jesus commanded us to come to the Father with confidence, asking for what we need. There are no restrictions or limits!
Today, ask. Seek. Knock. Persevere until you get the answers you need.
PrayerFather, I commit these needs to You: _______. I believe You for the answers. All things are possible with You! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingMatthew 7