Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (kjv)
I have heard it preached: You ask you receive you’re done. You have got all you are going to get.
But what if God is bigger than that? What if it takes a lifetime of seeking and knocking and asking? What if we receive a little and add to it until it’s a lot? What if almost everyone has at least a little of this free gift from God and every one of us needs to continue to ask, seek and knock?
Consider the Amplified Bible version of this verse. Check it out with almost any commentary you want. It is a much better translation.
7 [a]Keep on asking and it will be given you; [b] keep on seeking and you will find; [c]keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. (Amplified)