7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Matthew 7: 7-8)
This is my Christ scripture today from my Christ-centered calendar that I created. I think it is worth commenting on. The words seem simple, but are filled with truth and promise. The three injunctions are quite instructive. In this scripture the Lord instructs us to do three things: Ask, seek, and knock.
When you are praying about something, you need to first formulate the thought in your mind and then formulate this thought into coherent speech directed towards God. This is asking.
After you ask you must seek. Seeking implies searching for answers. This can be done through thinking about things, searching the scriptures and other words of wisdom, or researching topics or decision possibilities.
The last step is knocking. Knocking implies a physical action in which you do work towards gaining your desire or testing things out by performing action in order to go forward with faith and see what the outcomes will be. The scripture says that if you ask, you shall receive, if you seek, you shall find and if you knock, it shall be opened unto you. This appears to be a 3-step process that if followed can bring great dividends.