I’m pretty much the world’s worst about asking. I think it’s my propensity for pride and DYI and being in control. I can, in fact, handle and manage pretty well – by the world’s standards. Unfortunately it’s not the world’s standards I’d like to achieve.
Here’s what I’m learning about asking from my Father in heaven.
I have only a vague idea where I want to end up when I decide to pray. Sometimes that uncertainty keeps me from jumping right in.
So ASK is a tool that gets me off Go.
- Ask – just spit it out. What’s on your mind?
- Seek – as I try to tell God what I’m thinking, the Holy Spirit guides me.
- Knock – We arrive together at the right door.
All this seems kind of simplistic but the truth is, I am changed by just engaging in this mystery – I have somehow walked side by side with God!