Seeking God Through Prayer
Seeking God is the most important decision that is made in a believer’s daily walk. The more we learn to seek God, the more our faith and trust in him will grow. We seek God for answers, we seek God to make the right decisions, but most importantly we seek God for more of him. Matt. 6:33 states, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” When we seek God to learn more about him and become better in this Christian journey, He will take care of the rest. All we have to do is have faith in God and his living word that speaks to us. God lets us know that “All things are possible for those who believe,” that “He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ask or think according to the power that worketh in us,” and to “Trust in the lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct our paths.” We do not have anything at all to worry about as long as we continue to seek God. The fact of the matter is the more we seek God the more we build our own faith that he is well able to handle whatever situation that we are facing.
Matt. 7:7 reads, “Ask, and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
When we read verse 7 understanding that Jesus is teaching about prayer we find that he has a collection of cause and effect phrases used to inform us of the benefits of going to God in prayer. A cause and effect phrase is…. Jesus’ use of cause and effect phrases is effective because it teaches the multitude to pray and seek God through prayer, and simultaneously, it tells them the benefits of seeking God.
In this daily walk we must seek God. Our prayer time not only builds our faith in who God is, but it also gives us confidence and faith that God will take care of us. Mark 11:24 states, “Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” God always takes care of his people. As we seek his face he is able to mold us and make us into what he has ordained us to be. Seeking God is a benefit and a blessing for the saints. It benefits us because he gives us peace and joy through whatever we may be facing until we see the evidence of our victory, and it is a blessing because the almighty God decides to use us to further his kingdom and bring people to Christ. The more we seek God, which shows that we understand that he is our only source of help, through prayer, the more effective we will become as witnesses for God because our faith increases and we will be able to share it with others. So for those who are seeking God keep on doing what you are doing because what you are doing is right, and for those who have not started to seek him, I dare you to try him because you will see that he is truly “a rewarded to them who diligently seek him.”