Recently, Phil and I were driving along Route 11, and I spotted something interesting in the front yard of a little house. We turned the car around and went back. It was this rooster, with a wind vane for a tail. I was quite enchanted and thought it was fun and hilarious. Phil went up to their front door and knocked, to ask where they got it. We are not shy about knocking on doors for any reason, to ask what kind of flowers they are growing, what shade of paint their house is, where they got their bird feeders....you get the idea. When our son was a teenager, we absolutely mortified him when we did this, and he would slink down on the floor of the car, hoping no one would see him!! Anyway, the lady at the door said her husband got this rooster at a yard sale and she hated it! She called her husband and asked him if she could sell it to us. Ten dollars and a few minutes later, we drove away with Roscoe in the back seat! All from knocking.
"Here's what I'm saying:
Ask and you'll get;
Seek and you'll find;
Knock and the door will open.
"Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in."