Today is Wednesday, April 6th, 2005; Karen's Korner #518
When Jamie and Merry were elementary school-aged kids (and maybe even older!), we would go to church as a family nearly every Sunday. And without fail, on the way home Merry would begin her sales pitch.
"Mom, do you have anything started for dinner? Today might be a good day to eat uptown!" she would say.
Or maybe, "Dad, we haven't eaten in town for a long time. Don't you think it would be a good day to eat at..........?" And her added sentences would continue while we drove and pondered.
Did she get us to say "yes" all of the time? No.
But her asking plus her pitch got us to stop the car at the local A & W or some other restaurant more often than we might have otherwise. She didn't seem to mind the "nos", because she knew if she asked the question enough times, there would be "yeses" and that was good enough for her! She would get what she wanted!!
I wonder if God wants the same barrage of questions from us, of the things we want for ourselves and others. I wonder if that is what He means when He says, "Ask and you will be given what you ask for. Seek and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For anyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open." (Matthew 7:7)