Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Luke 11:9)
A family member took a seat in a crowded classroom on her first day as a college freshman. The class began, and it only took a few minutes for her to realize she was in the wrong class. She quickly slipped out of her seat and quietly slipped out a nearby door. She stepped into the total darkness of a small closet. Now what do you do? You stay in the darkness and miss your first class, that’s what you do.
Ever feel like you are living in the darkness of a small closet, hoping that a door will open and take you into something bigger and better? I saw a quote: “Until God opens the next door, praise him in the hallway.” Praising God in the darkness is a good practice. But while doing that, remember it was Jesus who said, “Knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Jesus knew the capacity of the Father to open doors. He opened a tomb—he can surely open a door. So while you stand in the darkness of your little closet, praising God, knock on the door and ask God to open it. If he is on the other side, he will open it because he wants you to be where he is, enjoying the riches of his presence, provision, and power. Keep on asking, seeking, and knocking.
Praise God in the darkness and expect him to show up.
Ken Heer was an ordained minister with The Wesleyan Church prior to his death. He served as a pastor, educator, and church leader for more than fifty years.
© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.