OOTB7, 061214, Seek God’s Face:

            Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe (trust) that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  If you seek Jesus, you will find him.  Seek means to draw near, like James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” “Diligently seek” means to do it regularly, dare I say daily; like Jesus says in Luke 11: 9, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  If you seek God, you’ll definitely find Him.  God is out there, holding His Hand out, waiting for you to come seeking Him; waiting for you to take His hand and walk with Him and talk with Him.   Luke 11: 11-13 says, “If a boy asks his father for bread, will he give him a stone?  If he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake?  If he asks for an egg, will he give him a scorpion?  If you, being evil, know how to give good gifts, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.”   Did you get that?  He won’t just give you what you ask for; He’ll give you (more of) HIS OWN SPIRIT, that is the SPIRIT OF THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE is in your own private heart. WOW!

            Matthew 6:33 says, “If you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things (the stuff that the world seeks) will be added to you.”  That passage from Luke (11:11-13) about asking and receiving concludes by saying, “For to everyone who asks, it shall be answered; everyone who seeks, finds; and to everyone who knocks, it shall be opened.” It’s pretty unambiguous to me.  Pretty straight-forward.  I think we all fit into the criteria of everyone.  So seeking must be a virtually perfect tool for drawing near to God.

            PS: 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “Seek My Face”. (not just His Hand, meaning: what you can get from Him).  Seek to know Him for who He is, not just what He can give you.  Sit on the back porch with a cool drink and spend time with God.  You’ll never forget it.

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