September 14

“So I say to you, ‘Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’” Luke 11:9-10

As we seek God’s guidance on any decision, we can have the comfort of knowing that He loves to offer it. He delights in leading His children! However, seeking sometimes involves more than simply asking. It may require time, attention, listening, and even work. As we read the passage above, we notice that three different verbs are used. “Asking” involves talking to God. “Seeking” involves using our minds to think, reason, and listen for an answer. “Knocking” involves expending some kind of physical effort, perhaps reading and researching God’s Word to find His principles.

When I was in college and a new believer in Christ, I was struggling with the concept of tithing. So my mentor and prayer partner, a wise older woman, asked me to read a book called The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn (Knock). Then she suggested I pray (Ask and Seek) about tithing as an act of faith and dependence upon the Lord. I didn’t think I could afford to give fresh out of college, much less generously! The more I read (Knock), the greater understanding I gained, and one key principle from the book stood out to me: Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater person and a greater agenda. It dethrones me and exalts Him.

Thirty years later, God is still calling me to step out in faith and trust Him as He leads me to give.  Launching We Believe: The Capital Campaign for Hill Country Christian School isn’t just about money. It’s a decade-old (plus!) dream that is coming to fruition in God’s timing. It is about raising people up to fulfill the mission and God-inspired vision for our school.

I believe the Lord wants to do something transformational at this moment in time that will impact the lives of families and students for generations to come. Together, let’s Ask, Seek, and Knock to discern the Holy Spirit’s leading, and let’s prepare to give joyfully, generously, and sacrificially! Will you join me?

Carmen Hamilton
Director of Advancement; Parent, Class of 2021

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