by Dr. Charles Stanley
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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