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Katelyn Willingham, my super sweet sister-in-law, brings us today’s devotion titled, “Just Keep Knocking.” Katelyn is an Instagram Blogger who focuses on homemaking and living life on a budget. She also shares some tasty recipes in the mix! You will be inspired to try DIY home projects and cook new dishes! Give her IG page a follow! @thrukateseyes
Just Keep Knocking
Back in December, my husband and I began to seek the Lord over some big decisions in our life. We needed direction that only the Lord could provide. Not knowing what the future would hold, we knew who held our future. A few months went by, and I began to become weary. I needed answers to the “big” questions and it just didn’t seem like God was answering them. But one day, while driving my car the talk show I was listening to gave the most profound analogy and I began to weep.
What if someone walked up to you, and told you that all the money in the world sat behind the door of a house. You could have all of it, every penny, but only if you knock and the person opens the door. You knock, but no one comes to the door. You knock again, and again, and again. You just keep knocking. Why? Because if you could just get that door to open, everything is yours.
I’m reminded of the words of Jesus, in which He tells us to just keep knocking. Matthew 7:7 says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” After the Lord stuck this verse in my head, I couldn’t help but think of my weary self. I knew I had to just keep knocking. The things we were praying for would only come through if I kept praying and seeking the Lord. Jesus goes on to tell us in verse 11: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11). Your situation may seem impossible, as of mine did, but Jesus tells us Himself that the Lord gives to those who ask.
I know it can become tiring when seeking the Lord for direction, but when we keep knocking, the door will open. The Lord provides every need, and if we just keep knocking, we’ll see His face in the end!