Matthew 26:40-41, “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
VII. Pray for one hour: Petition – share personal needs: Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and is shall be opened unto you:”
I shared with you yesterday that it is difficult for me to share personal needs. It is my pride. There have been times that I have felt led of God not to share personal needs with other. It was as if God did not want me to share them. Then, what an awesome blessing to see Him provide whatever the need was.
A brother preacher shared with me the acronym A.S.K. It came from Matthew 7:7. Let me share that with you now.
A – “ask” means to ask.
S – “seek:” means to seek, to worship
K – “knock” means to knock: rap (not the music either)
I think that we can learn here to persevere in prayer. Don’t just pray about it once; but, keep praying for it until you receive an answer. Far too many of us just pray about it once and give up and say that God has not heard or answered our prayers. Maybe He is trying to teach us something by waiting to answer our prayers. When it comes to pray we must “A.S.K.” We have to keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking until He answers.
So, how are you doing?