“Like so, like that.” If you’ve ever seen a Tabitha Brown video, you’re familiar with this phrase as Tab talks us through her latest recipe. Tonight, after demonstrating to one of my personal training clients how to do an exercise, she uttered this memorable phrase in a Tabitha voice. My immediate response was, “Exactly, like so, like that!” It was a joke, a truth, and a shared connection with one another. I’m grateful for shared connections. I’ve prayed long and hard to find women to bond with.
Ask, Seek, Knock
Is there something or someone that you’ve prayed long and hard over? This verse in the Passion Translation highlights the importance of prayerfulness.
“Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door. Matthew 7:7-8
Every persistent asker, seeker, and knocker will be rewarded for not giving up. Are there prayers you’ve given up on? I confess that I have a list. It’s a short one. But, sometimes, I felt there was no reason to keep asking, seeking, or knocking. However, reading this familiar passage in a different version brought a new resolve to pick up a few old requests.
Merriam-Webster defines this intransitive verb in several ways:
1: to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning.2: to remain unchanged or fixed in a specified character, condition, or position.3: to be insistent in the repetition or pressing of an utterance (such as a question or an opinion).4: to continue to exist, especially past a usual, expected, or normal time.