Knock With Persistence!
When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He told them a story about someone who had encountered an unexpected need. This example is a powerful illustration of the command to ask, seek, and knock.
At midnight a man in need knocked on the door of his friend and asked for some loaves of bread. Even though the friend knew the man’s name and accepted him as a friend, he would not get out of bed to meet the need until the man was persistent. “Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity [persistence] he will rise and give him as many [loaves] as he needeth.” (See Luke 11:5–8.)