I’ve read this verse many times before, but it never quite sank in. I never really kept it in my heart. Often times during moments of difficulties, I recall myself crying out to God for His providence and miracles but how many times have I really, really ask God to reveal His face to me? How much have I tried to seek Him? Uhh…. Not much. I’ve missed out big time!
By the Grace of God, it dawned upon me that there are 2 types of blessings I could have (and all of us as sons and daughters of God, co-heir with Christ can access)- just by asking.
The first type of blessing is common, ranging from miracles to material goods and providence. I love this type of blessing, it keeps me going, spurred on for Christ. Yet, it’s not enough…. Once something bad happens, I know for a fact that I will be wavered. The impact of the blessing is –for a lack of word- “diluted”.
The second type of blessing however, is lasting, and it provides infinitely greater happiness and joy to those who receives it. This type of blessing is the revelation of His Face. In other words, when our eyes are open to who Christ, the heart of God, or His love for us. I say that this blessing is more lasting because it is through this form of blessing that we grow closer to God and become transformed into His image from glory to glory.
Both blessings are important, but we must always remember to alsoseek the second type of blessing. Why? Because God Loves YOU, whoever you are. He has you in mind all the time.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you
(**Article Writer - Jia Lin Ang)