E.M. Bounds says this about asking and seeking, “Ask with urgency, ask without fainting. Ask, seek, knock, till he comes. Your heavenly Father will surely send Him if you ask for Him. Wait in the Lord for the Holy Spirit. It is the child waiting, asking, urging, and praying perseveringly for the Father’s greatest gift and for the child’s greatest need, the Holy Spirit.”
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? Or you then though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you do, because He lives with you now and later in you.
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, everyone of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the glorious Father,
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation,
so that you may know him better.
KNOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT
Asking For The Gift of The Holy Spirit