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10 Verses on Seeking After God

Seek God for who He is, not for what He can do for you.
~Unknown

How strong is your desire to know the Saviour?
― Lailah Gifty Akita

The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God
~Rick Warren
It is important that we keep God #1 in our lives. We must continually seek after Him. Y’all, we should be excited about seeking God!
Here are 10 Bible verses on seeking after God.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

2 Chronicles 7:14

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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Acts17:27

God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Deuteronomy 4:29

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
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Seeking God

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

First PlaceI grew up in church. I participated in church functions. But I never searched after God. I never actively read my Bible as a teenager. I THOUGHT I was a Christian because I went to church and participated in events.

I was just going through the motions, however. And when I was 19 years old I finally found God. We had an evangelist come and speak at our church and it was a statement he made that got my attention and made me realize I was not who I thought I was. He told us, “You can be 99% sure about salvation but you’re still 100% lost. Right then, I realized I had all the head knowledge of God but no heart knowledge. And on March 16, 2003, I gave my life to Christ. I sought after God.

It will be 15 years on March 16th that I gave my life to the Lord. My spiritual birthday.

I’ve had my moments of weakness, however, and did stray from the Lord for some time in these past 15 years but last July I finally got serious and finally realized it was time to stop playing church. It was time to get serious about following the Lord.

God doesn’t hide from us! He wants to have a close relationship with us if we would just seek Him. And if we seek Him with all our heart and soul, we will find Him!

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

And so I rededicated my life to the Lord and have been in His Word ever since. The thought of living a life separate from God absolutely terrifies me. I don’t want to be anywhere where God isn’t.

Y’all….God is so awesome! I fall in love with Him every day. He has ways of showing Himself to me that just make me stand in awe of Him.

I want to be in God’s will. And I know that I must pick up my cross daily. I must deny myself and follow after Him. I know that I will have struggles. I’m currently in the midst of a struggle but I know without a doubt that the Lord is right here beside me and is in control.

Jesus is becoming my best friend. He is my Protector, my Prince of Peace, my All in all. He’s my Shepherd, my Comforter. He’s the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is worthy to be praised! He is my GOD!

Who is Jesus to you? 

 

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Soul On Fire

Image result for soul on fireI may be passionate about my Tar Heels but am I as passionate about God? I like to think I am but as many of us have a tendency to do, I let my worldly passions take #1 without even thinking about it.
I want to be on fire for God. I have this longing inside of me that desires to please Him.
I want to be a Soul on Fire!
Soul on Fire
God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire
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Lord, restore the joy I had
And I have wandered, bring me back
In this darkness, lead me through
Until all I see is You, yeah
God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, let me burn for You again
Let me return to You again
And Lord, let me burn for You again
And let me return to You again
God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
Lord, I’m longing for Your ways
I’m waiting for the day
When I am a soul on fire
God, I’m running for Your heart
I’m running for Your heart
Till I am a soul on fire
I wanna be
Till I am a soul on fire
Till I am a soul on fire
Are you a soul on fire?
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Are You There?

My youngest nephew is 6 years old. He and I have a close bond. I don’t plan on having children of my own so Tripp is my “baby.”

Whenever he comes by our house, one of the first things he does is come barreling into my room to find me. Then we play or watch basketball (He’s a Tar Heels fan just like his auntie)  and just have a great time together.

Well yesterday when my sister dropped him off with my mom, I wasn’t home. I had ridden somewhere with my aunt and so my car was home so naturally Tripp assumed I was home! Well, he comes inside and starts looking for me and when he realized I wasn’t there he burst into tears. He’s never done something like that before. But he was just looking for his “EE”(my nickname, lol) and I wasn’t there. It really upset him.

It got me to thinking. Do we search diligently for the Lord?

What’s awesome is that the Lord is ALWAYS with us so we don’t have to burst into tears when it seems we can’t find Him. Sometimes it feels like He’s not there but we just need to stop, get quiet and listen to His gentle whisper, “I’m here, my child. Take rest in me.”

 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13