OVERVIEW: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount continues, offering a reminder to pray and several comparisons in how to live.
BIG IDEA: Build your foundation for life on God and his word.
KEY VERSE: Matthew 7:7–8 (Jesus’ teaching)
Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am eager to reveal myself to you. I want you to know me and receive everything I have planned for you. I know everything about you, but knowing me takes faith, focus, and persistence. Don’t give up. Keep on asking and seeking and knocking. I am always here, eager to answer. Relationships take time, and I have unlimited time for you.
You have many options on how to build your life and many paths to travel to get there. Let me simplify things for you. Seek me—you will find me. Follow me—I will leave you. Trust me—I am reliable. I know what is best for you, and I will provide in ways you may not have thought possible. Stay focused on me and stay on my path. Don’t be distracted by the noise or the numerous detours others offer. My way is the right way. Follow me and experience real life.
List five things that you need from God right now. Don’t be silent. Cry out to God. And don’t stop doing so. He is listening.