Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Locked Out, In, Up Or Down? Here Is The Key Combination To The Lock On Your Bondage Or Need

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you...." Matt.7:7. Here is a combination lock which requires three key, action words to "open unto you".  Those three words are, Ask, Seek and Knock. 

The first key word to the combination of this "lock" on your life is "Ask".
The very first thing we should do when confronted with a need, a crisis or a problem is to "ask" our Heavenly Father about it. He has all the answers and remedies to every question and problem which might arise in our lives. So first go to God in prayer and "ask" for His wisdom, strength, leadership and help in your  deliverance and freedom from physical, mental or spiritual bondage. You might also "ask" the most spiritual person you know, not who talks it but walks it, for their advice and prayer concerning this problem.

The second turn of the combination is to "seek" an answer to your need in God's word, the Holy Bible, where He answers all of the serious questions of life. The scriptures contain the keys to the kingdom of God and the combination to every evil lock which Satan may chain us up with. That is why we are admonished, in scripture, to  "search the scriptures" Jn.5:39 and to "study to show ourselves approved unto God ... rightly dividing the word of truth...." 2Tim.2:15. It is only through searching and studying the Bible that we store up in our memories certain verses and phrases which will come to mind when needed.  If you can't find an answer to your question there, if your need is legal, medical or some other secular thing, "seek" out an expert in that field or "seek" an answer online where any physical, financial or legal information can be found ... or "seek" out other sources of expert advice.

If you still do not have an answer you have peace about, "knock" on God's door and leave that need or problem with Him and rest it there. You can trust God to always do what is right and best for you and everyone involved. A verse I have rested in for many years is Colossians 3:15 ..."And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called ... and be ye thankful."

This verse simply says that after you have prayed about a need, searched God's word for an answer and sought out spiritual  and expert advice, and still do not know what to do, give it to God until He gives you peace about what to do. The word "rule" in this verse has a meaning similar to "umpire". In other words, "Let the peace of God umpire the decision". Don't make the decision until you have peace in your heart about it .... But after the decision is made, by faith, rest in the fact you made the right decision and spend the rest of your life making it work. Then be thankful for God's gift of "peace" concerning the matter. RB