Asking is Receiving
Asking is Receiving
  • Posted: January 25, 2011
  • Duration: 16min 42sec
Talk Notes

There is a spiritual idea that appears in the New Testament which states, "Ask and ye shall receive. Knock and the door will be opened to you." It is our mistaken belief this idea is saying that all of our desires will be fulfilled simply by asking God, and that our "order" should be filled to our exact specifications as quickly as possible.

Most of us have to learn the hard way about what it means to ask sincerely for the presence of God, to ask to be truly present to ourselves. The sleeping mind that wants instant gratification exclaims, "Why would I want to keep asking for something that I never get?" But that level of mind cannot see that it gets what it is asking for in every moment.

Why does someone ask for a glass of water? We ask for a thirst-quenching drink of water because our bodies need it. Our need for water means that there already exists some kind of connection to it. Would it be possible to have a true need for something if the potential fulfillment of that need didn't already exist?

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