Our toddler has a habit of throwing open our bedroom door and entering without knocking.  We have been trying to teach him that when the door is closed, to knock first.  So far, not so good.  Oh, well.

I thought of when Jesus said, ““So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Luke 11:9, 10).   Prayer is likened to knocking on a door.  We don’t barge into the room.  We knock first and the door is opened.  We make our requests known to God.  We don’t demand.  Jesus gave the natural progression of prayer–ask, seek, find and knock.  Prayer is all about asking.

Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).  Jesus doesn’t just walk in unannounced.  He knocks and it’s up to us to say, “Come in.” 

We hope to teach our son that he must knock first and wait for us to say, “Come in.”

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