Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and that door will be opened for you.
I understand that we are to take the Bible for what it says, but we also need to remember that when we are asking God for anything, we must think about our motive. Are we asking because we want or need? He will give us what we need and this we need to remember. He will answer our prayers according to His will and not ours. We can always be assured that when we seek Him we will find him. No matter what we do He will not turn his back on us. He is like and old friend, just waiting for us to visit, picking up where we left off. And isn't great to know that when we stand at the door and knock that it will be open, He won't be gone or see that we are standing there and decide not to come to the door! Just remember that God wants to spend time with us, we just have to be the ones to pull up the chair next to Him, He is always there waiting.