Where do you search for God?

“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” (Isaiah 55:6)

I find it interesting how many people search on the internet for topics relating to the Lord. From loving him and others, to knowing His will for our lives.
Now don’t get me wrong, I believe there are many great resources online that aid in edifying the body of Christ. But it is still important to do as our Scripture from Isaiah points out. Not only should we “seek the Lord while He may be found”, but we should seek the Lord where He may be found. The question is: Where can we find Him?

“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)

One way we can know the will of God is through prayer. Prayer is having a conversation with God. It’s talking to Him and listening to what He has to say.
There are many Scriptures that discuss the importance of prayer, and there are many great men and women of the Bible who prayed for many reasons. Why do you think it is important to seek the Lord in prayer? What are some prayer requests the Lord has answered on behalf of you or someone you know?

Another way to find the will of God is through His Word. Although it can be difficult, and many distractions can get in our way, it is important to study the Bible on a daily basis. I’ll admit that this is one area that I too struggle with. If you are reading this devotional, then like me you long to seek the Lord and know Him and His will even more.
Let’s look at a few Scriptures that show the importance of God’s Word.
In Matthew 4:4, while Jesus was being tempted, He told satan this: “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
So, just as it is important to feed our flesh with nutritious food, it is also important to feed our minds on the Word of God. Why is this important?
Because as 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Now that we’ve examined why Scripture is important, let’s look at why it can be trusted.

In 1 Peter 1:24-25 it reads: “For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.”
In Matthew 24:35, Jesus reminds us that “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
So as you can see by these passages of Scripture, many things will not last forever. But, the Word of the Lord will stand the test of time.
Can you think of a time in your life when you sought the Lord and a certain passage of Scripture stood the test of time?

Today we have briefly examined the importance of using Scripture and prayer to search for God. While many things including the internet will pass away, God, His word, and the power of prayer will always remain.

We would love to hear from you. If God has shown himself real through prayer or His Word, we’d love to hear about it! Would you like for us to expand on any of these topics: Prayer, God’s Word, or seeking the Lord?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
You can send us your feedback by calling the InHimCast comment line at: (206) 984-4842.


February 13, 2008. The Monday Meal.

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