Jesus Words 17- ask, seek, knock

Jesus Words – Ask-Seek-Knock

Matt 7:7-8

IMMENSITY

How big is a trillion?

     Spend $1 million every day since Jesus is born – still haven’t spent a trillion.

Size of 2 Suns 

       

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The radius of UY Scuti is about 1,700 times larger than the sun’s radius.

  • @ 500 mph x 24 hrs a day, = 1000yrs to circumnavigate 
  • ( scale) 17.7 feet. to a pinhead 

When you pause to consider that God is infinitely strong and can do all that he pleases, and that he is infinitely righteous so that he only does what is right, and that he is infinitely good so that everything he does is perfectly good, and that he is infinitely wise so that he always knows perfectly what is right and good, and that he is infinitely loving so that in all his strength and righteousness and goodness and wisdom he raises the eternal joy of his loved ones as high as it can be raised — when you pause to consider this, then the lavish invitations of this God to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/ask-your-father-in-heaven

Consider Parent-Child

     Child invited to ask….

          Legos

          Clothes

          Favorite meal

          A hug

          Read a story

          Go to the park

          Special trip

          

If the child : 

never asked ? 

Rarely asked? 

Occasionally asked? 

     

The power of “WILL”

Matt 7:9-12

So how do we HEAR that in light of God’s IMMENSITY

JAMES 4

You want something but don’t get it…. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4:2-3)

The nuances of answers to request.

BOOK

12 Years a slave.

     WHY????

          Freedom to slavery , Godly man, inhumananity, pain, loss

     History – Uncle Tom’s cabin

ANATOMY OF REQUEST

The request for ice cream sandwich. 

     Mom answer…. maybe health, nutrition, proximate to other meals etc

     Bebop answer…. ahhh,why not!

We all love ice cream, Joy in receipt.

Fun to say yes…. etc.

GOD CONSIDERATIONS…

     Health,

     Joy,

     Perfect plan

Invitation To MEET