For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him
who knocks, the door will be opened.
— Luke 11:10
God answers prayers! Recent research in the recovery of surgery
patients for whom others prayed seems to validate this. Our
experience suggests it is true. The Bible promises us that it is
so. But Luke emphasizes one specific answer to prayer that
God-seekers receive. God longs to give us a truly great and
wonderful gift: his presence in us through his Holy Spirit (vs.
13). Because of the indwelling Spirit, God can do unimaginable
things for us and through us.
Loving Father, the sacrifice of your Son for my sins is a truly
incredible gift. The blessing of salvation through Jesus is more
wonderful than words. The gracious gift of your presence in me
through your Holy Spirit is comforting and empowering. Thank you
for your assurance that as I seek you, you are eager to bless me.
In Jesus’ name I thank and praise you. Amen.