Posts Tagged ‘ Seek ’

VerseD: Matthew 7:7

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7, ESV

God wants to give us good things. Whenever we ask according to His will, we will receive. Sometimes He still gives, even when we don’t ask or don’t ask correctly.

He especially will give us when we ask for His glory, usually to share the Gospel.

VerseD: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33, ESV

God wants to provide for us, and He cares for each of us and provides for our needs. Most importantly, He offers us salvation when we seek Him.

VerseD: Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18, ESV

God wants us to draw near, not merely waiting for us but even coming for us, but in His truth.

Don’t chase a fake god. Pursue the Gut of the Bible.

VerseD: Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 127:1, ESV

We want to do great things for God – start ministries, care for the poor, plant churches – but without a foundation in prayer and God’s Word, seeking His will in all things, we may be wasting our efforts.

Seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness.

VerseD: Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:8, ESV

God is first and foremost concerned with His glory and the salvation of our souls. Therefore, may not grant every request we make. He gives salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and wisdom in abundance (and He does like to give us other things, as well.)

VerseD: Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Matthew 6:7‭-‬8, ESV

God is in control.

He knows our needs. He knows how to help us.

He also likes when we reach for Him, so ask for Him and His righteousness help in all circumstances.

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:7, ESV

Our Lord wants give us good things, and as we seek His will He answers yes and gives more and more. Especially of those things go that conform us to Jesus.

VerseD: Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 139:23‭-‬24, ESV

God knows our hearts and minds, yet He still loves us. If we seek Him, He will make us clean and conform us to be like Jesus.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1, ESV

If we do things for the sake of those things or to be better, but not because we love God or to love others, those things are useless and distracting.

Seek God first, and seek to bring others into God’s love, and everything we do will have godly purpose.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 Chronicles 16:11, ESV

All good things come from God, and when this lost world is at it’s craziest we can find freedom, strength, and peace in Him alone.