Be Intentional

Rebecka Walter

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him (Matthew. 7:7-1)?

Don’t forget, special one, that all God’s promises are conditional. In order to receive, you shall first ask. In order to find, you shall first seek, and in order for it to be opened unto you, you shall first knock.

Listen closely: you may ask the Lord often, “God if you are so real, why can’t I see you? Why can’t I find you? Why can’t I hear you, or why can’t I feel you?”

Well, the Lord promises to draw close to those who draw close to Him (James 4:8). Again, we see a condition – you have to draw close to God in order for Him to draw close to you.

Be intentional“, as my professor always says. How intentional have you been preparing yourself for work this morning; finding a lovely outfit, washing and styling your hair, and applying make-up. What about breakfast? How intentional have you been preparing food to eat this morning? You listened to your stomach’s cries, located food that delights your taste buds, heated the stove, or found your favorite cereal bowl. What about preparing your child for school this morning? Is she fed? Is she dressed properly for the weather? Does she have her completed homework with her or her lunch for the afternoon?

The better question is this: have you been this intentional in finding the Lord? Princess, He desires to give you the desires of your heart more than you even desire those desires, but He yearns for fellowship more! Why would God give His precious jewels to someone with no desire to appreciate them? You give your best to those close to you, and so does God.

God is faithful. He does not lie. He’s the same today as He was yesterday (Hebrews 13:8). If He spoke to Moses, He can speak to you too. If He chose Abraham as His best friend, He can also choose you, but what are you doing in order to know Him (Exodus 3:4; James 2:23)?