Good morning! Jesus calls us to approach God with an understanding of our need, to take action in seeking what He calls us to seek, and to keep on knocking with persevering knocks. All of these are under the umbrella of prayer.
Does this mean we will receive whatever we ask for? No, not in our flesh. Yet, in Matthew 6:33, Jesus gives us the lynchpin for the entire Sermon on the Mount and the undergirding of this verse. If we are seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then our prayers will be fueled by Kingdom-first mentalities and actions.
In other words, we ask, seek, and knock with a desire to see Kingdom-first work done in us and through us.
Are our lives, our prayers, our actions fueled to exalt King Jesus or to exalt ourselves? What are we asking? What are we seeking? What are we persevering toward? It’s all about the Kingdom! It’s all about King Jesus.
Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Are you seeking first His Kingdom? Are you aware of your need and how Christ is the only one who can fulfill that need?