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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Ask and You Shall Receive

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Someone asked me recently, "How do I know if something is God's plan for me?" I asked the same question myself many times before. After many years, I believe the answer is to PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY some more. Circumstances will then have a way of arranging themselves so that events will guide you to God's direction.

This Lent, I thought I'd start a 40-Day Minute Lenten Reflection series. I began by choosing a Bible verse for the day, nothing more than 20 seconds to read, and left the rest of the minute for personal reflection. After a week of reflections, it seemed that the daily doses were being received well.

For tomorrow's reflection, I chose Jesus's words "Ask and you shall receive..." It's not an easy verse to reflect on because I know that not all prayers are answered in the way people want it answered.

As I finished creating the Facebook landing page, a YouTube Short popped on my phone: "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened." It was Jordan Peterson talking about the Bible verse. How timely! Then it dawned on me that I was being guided with the Bible verse tomorrow! I felt God wanted me to post this Bible verse.

So when I am asked, "How do I know if something is God's plan for me?" Pray, pray, and pray. Then open your hearts and eyes wide to feel and to see which path you are being guided to.


My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog every week. Check out for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.

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