You are a jealous God? What do you have to be jealous of?
I am not like you. I don't have anything that you haven't given me.
Oh - wait a minute.
I don't have anything that you haven't given me?
I don't have anything that you haven't given me.
I do not have anything that YOU haven't given me!
Yikes! My home? My husband? My kids? My friends?
My peace...my comfort...my assurance.
Your love! Your grace! Your forgiveness! Your sufficiency! Your redemption!
Should I ask for more? Do I dare? Won't I bother you? What if I ask for the wrong things?
You want me to ask? You want me to seek you? You want me knock on your door repeatedly and make my requests known to you?
And he said to them, "Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; and he will answer from within, 'Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything'? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs." -Luke 11:5-8
Seek. Seek Me, the One who loves you more than any other. I have created you. I know you.
Knock. Let your request be made boldly.
Then, dear child of mine, receive what it is I have for you.
Receive? You have more for me?
But Father...sometimes I DO cry out and ask for things from you and you don't answer me! What then? Where are you? I have heard this. I thought you wanted to give good things to me. So...why don't I have the things I am asking you to give me?
Oh yes, I am beginning to see. Please show me more.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. -Jeremiah 29:12-13
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him
- Psalm 4:3