Sunday, November 22, 2009

ASK--Ask, Seek, Knock--a WOW!!! Moment

Mosaic of fish & bread in church on site of Sermon on the Mount
Standing on the hill in March 2000 where Jesus proclaimed the Sermon on the Mount, where He fed the multitudes with five loaves and two fish, I suddenly remember a WOW moment in 1996 after my sweet cousin Patti Ann Brower Hatcher had given me a Bible study by Kay Arthur on the Sermon on the Mount.

One early morning about 2 a.m. I couldn't sleep, and I opened the Bible to the Scripture Matthew 7:7 and suddenly like a light from Heaven, the word ASK jumped off the page: "Ask, and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you"

The first letter of each of the three action verbs, Ask, Seek, and Knock spell the word, "ASK"

Hill overlooking Sea of Galilee site of Sermon on the Mount
WOW!! How amazing, how mysterious, at 2 a.m. the Lord would highlight the first letter of those three words in sequence.

He who spoke the world into existence, spoke these words in that sequence as translated into the English language, and He revealed it to my delight in the middle of the night...because I was seeking Him. Seek Him. Seek the One who called you. Seek to know Him. Seek a heart to love Him. 

Seek--the heart of the three words,
Ask, SEEK, Knock.

To walk on the ground where Jesus walked. To sit on the mount by the Sea of Galilee where He taught His disciples, where He walked on the water, where He calmed the sea.

From Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
The Sermon on the Mount is a call for getting to the core of life's meaning. 

For moving beyond the external to the internal. For discovering the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart...a matter of attitude, or as Jesus taught, our be-attitudes.

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