Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
— John 16:24, NASB
When we are called to work for those we love, however hard may be the work, however unpleasant, we can still do it with ease and grace. When the heart is full of love for Jesus and those for whom he died, all our service will become easy.
When we realize what is involved in our service to Christ, we are driven to the throne of grace to ask the Lord for the very things we need. He whose eyes are anointed with spiritual discernment feels that it means something to be a worker together with God. He will realize that it is perilous to trust in self; for self-confidence is vain.
It is only when we accept solemn responsibility, relying upon God and distrusting self, that we can become efficient workers in his cause.
Jesus says: “Come unto me... learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” We are to come to the Lord with all our burdens, seeking wisdom from above to guide us at every step.
We need not walk stumblingly, or in uncertainty. If we ask guidance of the Lord, the promise is, “Ye shall receive.” The promise is yea and amen in Christ Jesus.
“Seek and ye shall find.” This is what we need to do every hour of our life; for if we seek the right way in sincerity, we shall find it. We must feel the need of help from the Lord, and seek for it in humble prayer. There is need of dependence upon God; for Christ has said, “Without me ye can do nothing.”
Let those who desire the blessing of God knock, and wait at the throne of mercy with firm assurance, saying, “For thou, O Lord, hast said that everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
— Signs of the Times, August 15, 1892
Come to the Lord with all our burdens, seek wisdom from above to guide us at every step.
“Seek and you will find.” Do this every hour of our life.
Feel the need of help from the Lord and seek for it in humble prayer.
Desire the blessing of God. At the throne of mercy with firm assurance, say, “For You, O Lord, have said that everyone who asks receives and to those who knock it will be opened.”