Thursday, June 9, 2016

SEEK, KNOCK AND ASK -- PERSIST IN PURSUING GOD



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

Seek, knock and ask.....persist in pursuing God. Daily reading is the fuel for God's revelations into seeking, asking, knocking servants. Unless we do, the voices of the world, never ceasing and always blasting, will overcome.

To gain God's will, we must fill our minds and hearts with His Word. We must put on the full armor of God at all times.

God gives understanding to those who seek His voice. We may not get all the answers we want or all we ask for or when we want it, but understanding who God is is imperative. His ways are not our ways. He will advance the Kingdom in ways only He knows best "for those who love Him."

Waiting on God means expecting His involvement in ways we may not understand. Some call out, do not get their answers and give up with half-hearted effort. We must not give up. We must be strong in faith, focus, and follow-through. Jesus assures us we will be rewarded. We must continue to ask Him for understanding, guidance, strength, to grow in faith and in love, and for patience. Often He does bring forth His answers to us, often in ways that we know for sure it is only from Him, and it is always at the right time with just what we need at the moment we need it.

So many times when I go to my devotionals, always one with a piece of scripture, it is His Word at that moment that I need to hear. I always go on to read the full chapter, often so caught up in it that I read on and read on.

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are led into His paths for our daily living.... not for us, but for the Kingdom of God. In humbleness, in emptiness of self, God then can fill us with the Holy Spirit. It is so important to know His Word to counter the world's messages, to be alone with Him in prayer, to be in thanksgiving for our many blessings, and to grow in faith.
We must always be pursuing our growth in Christ, His Word and in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

The world never ceases to pull you away and into their changes and lures of pleasures "deserved." As sinners, we don't "deserve" the grace of God, but in His love for us, in giving us His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our substitute on the Cross, God made a way for our sins to be forgiven, for our presence with Him, and our salvation and glory with the Father in Heaven.

Jesus died FOR YOU and FOR ME. Seek Him now and find your Savior who loves you. Ask of Him now and listen for His voice. Knock on His door and come into the Kingdom of God. HE GAVE UP HIS SON JUST FOR YOU, CHILD OF GOD. OH WHAT GREATER LOVE THAN THIS!

Reject the false voices of the world and their fleeing promises spoken in deceit. Do not deny the spiritual battle raging for your soul
. ASK, SEEK AND FIND THE ONLY WAY FOR YOUR SOUL'S VICTORY..... ONLY WITH VICTORY IN CHRIST THE LORD!

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