Thursday, October 18, 2018
Daily Devotion: Ask
Bible Reading: Matthew 7:1-12
Key Verse: Verses 7 - "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"
Key Words: Ask, and it shall be given you
What a marvelous verse! “Ask, and it shall be given you.” There’s not a lot of receiving from God today because there’s not a lot of asking of God today.
When the Panama Canal was under construction, the great Teddy Roosevelt, of course, was the Commander-in-Chief and was directly responsible for its progress. Mr. Roosevelt kept the upper echelon on the job in order to keep pace with the planned schedule. He allowed the men to bring their families and live with them to conserve time rather than allow the construction workers to return home. One engineer’s family was brought to him and they were living in a houseboat because of the malaria epidemic. One day Mr. Roosevelt was going over some architectural plans and blueprints with the engineer when the engineer’s little boy came up to him and said, “Daddy, I have a wheel off my wagon. I want you to fix it.” The engineer laid aside the important papers and permitted an interruption to be made in his discussion with the great Teddy Roosevelt, just to fix a wheel on a little boy’s wagon. Why didn’t he say, “Don’t you understand I’m working on the great Panama Canal? I’m tending the business of the President of the United States. I’m too busy, go away, I don’t have time.” The answer is that was his son and he loved that little boy more than he loved the Panama Canal or Teddy Roosevelt.
So let me remind you to ask!
What to do:
✞ Ask - your prayers can't be answered without asking.
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