Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Mathew 7:7 has always been one of my favorite scriptures.
When Jesus concluded his sermon on the mountain, he taught this VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE.
7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
Do you understand the magnitude of this principle?
I have a testimony!
Three weeks ago, I crashed my car, so I've been renting a vehicle for three weekends. On Friday, I picked up a car and drove it straight home, parked it, and did not drive it again until today, when I returned it to the rental place.
Knowing how businesses work, I didn't think it would matter whether or not I drove it; I was still responsible for paying the amount agreed. But I said to myself, WHY NOT ASK?
I explained my situation and asked if I could get a partial refund. The guy immediately said NO.
"I tried", I told myself.
He took the keys and went to check on the car. When he came back, he did what he needed to do to close out my account. When he finished, he looked at me and said, "You only drove 36 miles."
I said, "Yes" softly.
He replied, "I closed your account as of yesterday.", and handed me the receipt.
HE GAVE ME A WHOLE DAY'S CREDIT!!!
Jesus taught, we RECIEVE NOT, because we ASK NOT.
Ask, because if you don't ask, the answer is already NO. Just ASK!!!
Now I'm here waiting for them to give me a ride back home because I refused to spend that credit on an Uber!