What needs to happen for Thrisha to visit Brian's house? She needs to call, text, ask, get directions, find transportation, and then let him know she arrived by honking, knocking, or pushing a door bell. Asking is the same as texting and calling. Seeking is akin to directions and transportation. Knocking is equivalent to honking and door bells.
That same process happens in Matthew 7:7 when Jesus says ask, seek, and knock.
Asking sometimes is a journey with many twists and turns. Seeking requires additional help, support, and guidance. Arriving grants the welcome opportunity to knock. Asking, seeking, and knocking sometimes feels more akin to being lonely, lost, and knocking on air.
What prayers can we consider that God would say "Yes!" to? Every time?
In all honesty my first thought is "Is that possible?"
My second thought is "Am I ready?"
In the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:10 Jesus says "your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
Imagine a church community that makes that their quest. That they would be employees, servants, husbands, and wives that are committed to making that happen. Robust marriages that make a difference in the lives of hurting people. Healthy servants that encourage others to serve. Vibrant leaders that do everything they can to leverage the church for good in their community in order to Glorify God. Caring eyes that meet needs in the community. That's kind of where I want to be - in the middle of people doing crazy good, audaicious things, bold helping, risky serving, audacious generosity for the good of the church and community that glorifies God. It starts with audacious prayers.
Where would God lead you if you prayed crazy prayer's that you know He would answer with a Yes?
It won't be comfortable, easy, and familiar.
It'll simply be worth it if we do.