Seeking GodJuly 20, 2009
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
God designed us to be seekers and find what He has prepared for us (Luke 11:9-10). As we seek God, we’ll understand things about our world and the times we live in: “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all things” (Proverbs 28:5).
Seeking God is also the cure for depression: “Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad” (Psalm 105:3). Here are some practical steps to help you seek God in your daily life.
Thanksgiving. Every day enter into thanksgiving for what God has given you and for what He’s doing in your life. Psalm 100:4
Praise. Offer up praise—tell God you love Him! Hebrews 13:15
Fellowship. Spend time talking with God apart from request-making. John 15:4
Church. Nothing can substitute for corporate worship and praise. Hebrews 10:25
Meditate. Stop and ponder a verse. Marinate in it. Psalm 1:1-3
Read. Read the Bible. Just sit down and read a chapter and watch how it refreshes your soul. Psalm 119
Think of Jesus. Every few moments acknowledge Him. Philippians 4:8; Psalm 105:4
Jesus said to seek first His kingdom. The Greek word used here for “first” is proton, which means “first in time, place, order, and importance.” Whenever you wake up, before you put your feet on the floor, put Jesus first in time, place, order, and importance. Focus on Him.
God is working mightily on the inside of you. He is beckoning and prompting you to know Him more. He is not allowing you to be comfortable with a fleshly, subordinate, minimized approach toward life. He’s giving you big dreams and big visions because He is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond the natural (Ephesians 3:20). Break out of the mundane and the monotonous and go after it with God. He has promised that “they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing” (Psalm 34:10).
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