Seek the Lord

The word seek can be defined as an attempt to find something. If you are seeking something, you are searching for it. And what is better to search for than the Lord? When you seek the Lord, it means that you are seeking His presence. It is so much more than just reading your Bible and attending church. It is wanting a personal relationship with God. It is earnestly seeking His company. And I can tell you firsthand that when you wholeheartedly seek Him, you will absolutely find Him. He is always there waiting for you. Seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul:

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭

“But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭

Proverbs 8:17 tells us that when we diligently seek the Lord we will find Him: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.”

And Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭says that when we diligently seek the Lord we will be rewarded: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

When you are feeling sad, seek His joy. When you are feeling anxious, seek His peace. When you are feeling hated, seek His love. When you are feeling foolish, seek His wisdom. When you are feeling weak, seek His strength. 

Both 1 Chronicles 16:11 and Psalms 105:4 say the same exact thing: “Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!”

And both Matthew 7:7-8 and Luke 11:9-10 say the same thing, but in slightly different words. They say that we are given what we ask for, we find what we seek, and the doors that we knock on will be opened: 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew‬ ‭7:7-8‬ ‭

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Luke‬ ‭11:9-10‬

Matthew 6:33 tells us that we should be seeking the Lord above all else, and then everything else will fall into place: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”‭

Lamentations‬ ‭3:25‬ ‭tells us that: “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”

‭‭And 1 Chronicles‬ ‭22:19‬ says: “Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the Lord.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 is a very powerful verse that deeply coincides with the times that we are currently living in. It tells us that if we seek the Lord, He will forgive us and heal us: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭2:3‬ says that we should seek righteousness and humility: “Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility.”

And Job 8:5-6 says that if you get down on your knees before the Lord, He will restore your household: “If you would earnestly seek God And make your supplication to the Almighty, if you were pure and upright, surely now He would awake for you, and prosper your rightful dwelling place.” Hallelujah! What an extraordinary promise. Thank you, Lord.

And I must always include my favorite Psalms in every blog and Bible study:

“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalms‬ ‭9:10‬

“The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” Psalms‬ ‭14:2‬

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalms‬ ‭27:4‬ ‭

“Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, “the Lord be magnified!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:16‬

“Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:2‬ ‭

“With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!”Psalms‬ ‭119:10‬

And I purposely saved Psalm‬ ‭34:10‬ for last:

“The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” I think here, “young lions” refers to those who have yet to seek the Lord. And as a result, they’re spiritually hungry and lacking the goodness and the magnificence of the Lord. But once you seek the Lord and find Him, you won’t lack these things anymore.

God bless you all.

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