Let’s pretend you are playing with your best friend at the park. You brought a bag of candy and a piece of broccoli to eat as a snack later. Your best friend forgot to bring a snack. When it’s time to sit down to eat, your friend asks you to share your candy. How would you respond? Would you (A) want your friend to be happy and share your candy, or would you (B) eat all of the candy yourself and give them the broccoli instead?
Most of us love our best friends and would choose (A) and share our candy. Knowing how much greater, kinder and more loving God is than us, wouldn’t we expect as much from him, if not more. Wouldn’t we expect him to share his candy with us, if we asked? Would he probably not give us the whole bag and eat just the broccoli?
This is a very simple example, however it helps us understand how much God wants to give us good things! He wants us to know that (1) He can give good things to us, and (2) We can trust Him to give us good things.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. Luke 11:9-10
Now, let’s put a different spin on it. Let’s say we ask for the candy, but we have diabetes or another illness that is made worse by sugar. God, loving us more than we love ourselves, would not give us something that is not good for us. Isn’t it awesome to know that even God’s NO is what’s best for us?!
Prayer is like a knock on God’s door. Whenever we knock on it, He will always open it. He wants to hear what you have to say; He wants you to come to him with your wants and desires; He loves to give you good things.
To help you remember that God wants to open the door anytime you knock, we invite you to create your own door. You can use craft sticks, paper or whatever you have at home.
PLEASE don’t forget to post a picture on social media and include #calvaryphxwatchparty and SHOW US YOUR DOOR!