To seek the One Whom you do not see is faith. And the BEST part of it is … the One you do not see rewards those who diligently seek Him.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that HE EXISTS and that HE REWARDS those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV
To SEEK is a setting of the mind and heart on God. It is fixing or focusing of our mind’s attention and heart’s affection on God. It can be achieved by a conscious choice yet it is the grace of God that will empower and enable us to continually seek Him.
“[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Philippians 2:13 AMPC
At times He is veiled by our earthly cares and concerns that it takes a one-track, conscious decision to seek His goodness, grace and favor as we go about our day.
He reveals Himself in a million and one ways. We are all created and designed uniquely therefore the very way He makes Himself known to us has no definite standard EXPERIENTIALLY. But ONE way that we can all do in seeking Him and Him revealing Himself powerfully to us is THROUGH HIS WORD.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
Never underestimate the preaching of the Word. God has ordained preachers to make known the Good News to us. What we keep on hearing will be deposited into our hearts and out of the abundance our hearts, our mouths speak. What we hear ourselves speaking is an indicator of what is in our hearts. Do we really believe or not?
“Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and FIND ME when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 AMPC
The greatest promise given to those who earnestly seek God is that HE WILL BE FOUND. When HE is found, comes with Him is one greatest reward, HIMSELF, HIS MANIFEST PRESENCE. When we have HIM, we have EVERYTHING because IN CHRIST ALONE, ALL THINGS CONSIST.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Colossians 1:16-17 NKJV
Don’t seek the things. The blessings are always found IN the Blesser! When you’ve found the Blesser Who lives inside of you, then you become the BLESSED pursued and overtaken by the blessings.
“Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be ADDED to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV
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