‘ Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find.
Knock, and the door will be open for you.’
Matthew 7:7 NCV
In the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Sixth Sense’, Bruce Willis plays a psychiatrist who tries to help a child that sees ‘dead people’. It becomes a surprising journey of discovery. The film ends with a classic final twist: Willis himself was actually dead without knowing it!
It makes you wonder how many Christians have become so cold, spiritually, that they don’t even know they are dead…. According to Jesus, the Christian life is a dynamic life: ‘ask, search, knock’. You should never come to a place – however mature or blessed you might feel – where you can say ‘I have arrived’.
All that asking, searching, knocking suggests a life-long struggle. Those who follow Jesus don’t give-up, get cynical, get bored or get lazy… Martin Wroe asked himself some pretty probing questions: ‘How long does it take to make a difference? When can I start? What will history say of us when we’re history too? What would be left of us when we’re left.’
Almighty God, teach me what it means to be spiritually alive today. I want to keep on asking, searching and knocking – but sometimes it’s hard to keep on going….I need your Spirit’s renewing power to be at work in my life today.