Knock Knock

Thursday’s Thirty Second Thought Provoker (okay, maybe 60 seconds)

I’m a strong advocate for the power of prayer. We take our burdens, requests, cares, and problems. We lift our praises and give our thanks. But we shouldn’t stop there.

I’ve been challenged from the life of Nehemiah. When he heard that Jerusalem was in ruins, he didn’t pray for restoration. He didn’t pray for miracles. He prayed for a door of opportunity.

“Lord, give success to your servant before this man …” Or in other words – give me the opportunity to work the problem, to help with the solution, to be your hands in rebuilding. Use me God.

So … stop praying only for miracles, start asking for opportunities!


Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Jesus (Matt 7.7-8)
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About Todd K Estes

In this journey called Life, it gets a bit muddy - But Jesus sees beyond the mud and sees the person He created, the person He loves, and the person He is still working on. I am one of those persons - and so are you. I am a sold-out follower of Jesus, husband way out of my league, father to a great son, part of the family of God, and pastor of a great church family - Evergreen Baptist in Appomattox.

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