The end of October is filled with the laughter and smiles of children going door to door and asking for candy.   They excitedly gather up their trick-or-treat buckets, make the finishing touches on their costumes, and head off to find sweets.  Some will gather at churches for trunk-or-treat, and others will go around their neighborhoods.

     With this in mind, a verse stood out to me. Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV),” Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” All the little children go knocking on doors and asking for candy. Yelling out “Trick or Treat!”, they fill their buckets. When they find a nice house with kind people, they receive welcoming smiles and candy.  However, children are also warned not to go to a stranger’s house.  Parents want them to be safe and to avoid a dangerous situation, the children must obey their parents.

     When we ask God for something that is in HIS will, he gives it to us.  Just like the children going to the houses of people they know and receiving candy.  BUT when we ask God or accept something that is not of him, we are going against God’s will.  We may not always get what we ask for if it is not in God’s plan for us.  We must pray for guidance and understanding.  God will open the door for you when the time is right.  Pray that the children stay safe during the fall activities and are able to enjoy their time with family and friends!