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In Touch - August 20, 2005

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In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Saturday August 20, 2005
When We Seek God
2 Chronicles 31:20-21

Seeking after God means wanting to learn more about His character, purposes, and plans and how they apply to our lives. It implies a sense of urgency to get answers plus a responsiveness to what we discover. Pursuing Him takes an attitude of:

 

Wholeheartedness. Our relationship with the Lord is to come first—above everything else in our lives. (Mark 12:30)

 

Diligence. A sense of devotion and careful attention to what God is saying will bring us into a closer walk with Him. (Proverbs 8:17) Inattention or a careless attitude will not. A systematic, sustained effort leads to a strong bond with the Lord.

 

Persistence. We are not to be satisfied with the knowledge we presently have or the current depth of our relationship with the Lord. Learning more about Him is to be a continual pursuit. (Psalms 105:4)

 

Confidence. Since Hebrews 11:6 says God rewards those who run after Him, we can be confident that we’ll find Him through prayer and scriptural meditation.

 

Humility. The truth is, we are not worthy to receive divine understanding about God . We are totally dependent on Him for everything and can do nothing apart from Him. (John 15:5) This awareness brings humility, which God honors with more of Himself. (Isaiah 66:2)


Let's commit to having the apostle Paul’s attitude: "I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8a AMP).


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