Seek God Diligently
“For he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV)
This verse tells us that God responds to those who seek him. In fact, it says that God rewards those who “diligently seek him.” We show an attitude of diligence by avidly spending time in his Word. It is virtually impossible to know God’s will, his mind, his worldview, and his plan for our lives without studying his Word and spending time with him in prayer.
When we really study the Bible, we find that it is alive and powerful, and that it effectively works in those who receive it as the living Word of God and not simply as the written words of men. We find God’s power evident in many places where he promises to work on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal to him. That is another way of saying that he will reward those who diligently seek him.
God tells us that he is pleased when we pursue him. And he also promises that when we pursue him, he will reward us. When we spend time in God’s Word, we find that he meets us there and shows us his peace, his presence, his direction and his goodness in our current situation. And each time we choose to spend time with God we find that our relationship with is strengthened.
In what ways are you diligently seeking God? Do you regularly spend time in the Bible? Honestly, how much time are you taking each day or week to allow the power of the God’s Word to transform your mind, your will, your emotions, and your attitudes? If necessary, what step(s) can you take in order to spend more consistent time in the Bible?
about pursuing God.
“God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” (Psalm 53:2)
“But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.” (Luke 12:31)
“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 4:29)
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