There are different levels in God ( e.g. the Outer Court of the Tabernacle, the Inner Court, and The Most Holy Place) and this level ( becoming a bible seeker) is not for the faint of heart.
To grow great heights in God will need determination and dedication. No longer can 5 minutes or 10 minutes of prayer be enough. We must begin to really seek God for his glory to be revealed in our lives.
So, enter at your own will.
We are taking this a notch higher!
In Matthew, Jesus told us not to simply be acquainted with God or have knowledge of His Word, but to seek after the Kingdom of God. And what I aim for. The Kingdom.
I have grown past being satisfied with just Sunday worship: I want to see God! I want the real truth of who He is to be revealed to me. I want the love that the saints of God had in the bible; and the peace that literally passes all understanding.
If Moses, was able to see the face of God, then I want that too and even more!
That’s what I need; and I am going after it.
It’s a different walk when you mean business with Jesus.
It changes everything.
Will you join me?
Mind you, this journey is going to be a little rough, so you must ...
When someone seeks after an object, this simply means that it cannot be easily seen by the eyes or easily found. It is hidden out of sight. Right?
So in order to find what you are searching for, there must be some kind of determination and diligence on the seeker's part.
Have you ever tried to find something you've misplaced? You'll literally turn your home upside down and would not rest until you've found what you were searching for. Am I correct?
The same thing applies for seeking after God. Do not stop until you find what your heart longs after. Do not stop until you've reached the place in God that you yearn to reach; and even then, still do not stop, because there is still so much more to attain.
Seeking God is not about convenience. We should not have to 'find' time for God but 'make' time for everything else! He should be the number 1. But that is honestly not always the case.
When we begin to really seek after God, it will light a fire of 'Desire' within us. This makes seeking not a task but a
pleasure. We will crave him more and more. This desire creates the 'Drive' in our hearts to get the job done.
The Hebrew word for Seek, actually means
Wow! Such a strong message lies within this one word 'seek'. So now we realize that God is not asking us just to become familiarized with information about him, No!
He wants us to strive and search and inquire after him, with a strong feelings of longing. He want us to become a Bible Seeker.
Here's a list of bible seekers that searched after God with their whole heart:
Ha! I just made that poem up on the spot.
Back to the bible we go:
This list is endless! They were all not satisfied. God gave them a promise and they held on to that promise and would not let go, like Jacob, until he blessed them!
Jeremiah puts it so sweetly:
God promised his children that we will find him, once we seek him with our whole hearts. He will not hide himself from us. He will show up.
This is a promise I hold dear: that when I seek him, I will find him ..him whom my soul loves; I WILL FIND HIM.
I pause here with a very important tip:
Never take any word in the bible for granted. Every word has a meaning and a purpose for being there.
For spiritual growth, Jesus told us EXACTLY what to seek, to get EXACTLY what we want. He was specific when he said that we should seek ; 'the Kingdom of God'.
Have you ever noticed that before? ... Jesus was very specific ...Seek after the Kingdom of God.
So What is the Kingdom of God?
Romans 14: 17 KJV
The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
peace and joy in the Holy Ghost
1 Corinthians 4:20 KJV
For the Kingdom of God is not in word,
but in power'
The Kingdom of God is Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power that can only be attained through the Holy Ghost.
Jesus commanded us to seek after the Kingdom of God, FIRST. So in actuality he was saying :
This is some Powerful Stuff!
Make God's righteousness, peace, joy, his power, and the attainment of Holy Ghost the number one priority in your life, and 'all these things shall be added unto you'
One of my first questions, when I read this verse, was 'what things will be added unto me if I seek God's Kingdom first?'
I found the answer!
It's in the previous verses of this same chapter. If you read the previous verses you will realize that Jesus was speaking to the issues of today.
Presently in the 21st century everyone is worried about tomorrow. About their job, food, mortgage, financial worries and the list goes. Jesus is speaking to us in Matthew 6: 25. He says
Take no thought ( do not worry) about your life
Jesus admonished us to build our faith; the same God that takes care of the fowl of the air and the grass of the field will take care of us as well, for he knows what we have need of even before we ask .
So what is all 'these things that
shall be added unto you', if you seek the Kingdom of God first? Everything.
If you align yourself to the Will and purpose of God by seeking first the Kingdom of God then everything will be added unto you because all things belongs to God.
And if you walk in his Will, He cannot do anything but fulfill his promises found in his Word.
My Oh My, how this is getting mighty sweet!
And one thing God cannot do is lie. He means exactly what he says.
So this means then, that as a bible seeker our priorities have to be adjusted a little ( or maybe a lot).
No more shall we 'try to find time for God' in our busy schedules. We will instead put the Kingdom of God first in our lives and we will seek diligently after Him. And everything - I mean everything - that we desire will be added to us by God.
Implementing one or more of these tips can change your lives drastically.
In this lesson we looked at becoming a bible seeker. Then we identified ways we can begin seeking today.
I began by saying that this journey to become a bible seeker is not for the faint of heart. If you are not able, then that's Ok. But if you are saying wholeheartedly YES! right now, then stick with me, because this ride is about to get exhilarating!
First leave a big yes and a comment below, and
then share this lesson with a friend. "We are moving on up to east side; to a De-lux apartment in the skyyy.."