Early Morning Answers to My Knock

My eyes opened at 4:42 a.m. Three minutes before my usual alarm.

But this day was Saturday. My only day to sleep later.

When you’ve been knocking at a door, though, you’ll open your eyes and ears to hear the answer whenever it comes.

The week before, I’d read this with my kids,

Wherefore, now after I have spoken these words, if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not, neither do ye knock; wherefore, ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark. (2 Ne. 32: 4)

To ask and seek answers from God, we pray and study. That seems self-explanatory. And, I’ve even received a lot of good answers with this method.

“But what,” I asked them, “does it mean to knock? In a way that God means?

My kids explored the idea. And we discovered it has something to do with showing our readiness to receive.

Since then, other thoughts have come to me. Some I can put in words, others I can’t.

So I pose the question to you . . .

How do you knock at God’s door?


  1. Emalee
    Sep 13, 2010

    That is a very good question. One that I am going to ponder. Thank you for the asking.

  2. L Jensen
    Sep 14, 2010

    Before I “knock” I ponder how to phrase my question. Asking myself, what do I wish the outcome to be, is it within my realm of responsibility, what can I do to be ready to do my part when the answer comes. Then after “knocking – or- asking the question” I listen for the answer. Listen in solitude, listen as I study scriptures, and listen as I read or listen to talks. When the answer has come, acting on the answer is sometimes difficult but still important even if it is hard. Acknoledgement of the receipt of the answer with gratitued is important. Oh how nice it would be if all problems would fit nicely into this method — I guess if they did it would not allow me to develop humility and dependence on the Lord.

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