In Acts 17, Paul visits Athens. What he notices is their city of full of idols. There is one particular altar that is dedicated, “To An Unknown God”. Paul addresses the people who seem to be seeking everything, even the unknown.
Not much is different than today. People are constantly seeking unknown gods. Seeking fulfillment in nearly everything except the source of life. We try to find it everywhere. In work, hobbies, and activities, family and friends.
We are left empty. Seeking More.
I am going to write a series here called Seeking God Series, where we are going to take in God’s Word. My purpose is this one thing. This thing we seem to be missing. This thing we are in hot pursuit of, only to be left empty-handed.
His name is Jesus.
We are going to be learning and living and breathing Him in. We are going to be seeking His heart so we can find our identity in Him and not in the unknown.
How are we going to do this? Great Question!
This will be our first post and all the remaining posts will be on Sundays. I want us to start the week with a dose of verses to cling to throughout the whole week.
God has left us all He wants us to know about Him, about us, in the pages of Scripture. If we are in Christ, He has given us the Holy Spirit to lead us, guide us, convict us, and teach us.
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We want to seek God wholeheartedly, just as Hezekiah did. Then we, too, will prosper in the will of God.
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered. 2 Chronicles 31:21 (NASB)
Why do we want to seek God? Why do we want to do His will wholeheartedly by faith?
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) 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.
I love this next verse. It always reminds me of the hope I have in Christ. To See Him face to face. Oh, what a glorious day that will be!
Finally, David, gave instructions to his son Solomon to serve God wholeheartedly and willfully.
I used to believe that spending time in God’s Word was a task. A to-do. Put it on the list and mark it off. That didn’t excite me or keep me very dedicated. Especially because I am a procrastinator and my to-do can always wait until to-morrow. Not my time with God.
Now, I realize this is a relationship I depend so deeply on. This verse reminds me of God’s Authority over my life and King over All. It puts me in proper placement to Him. It also reminds me that He will be there when I seek Him. I love to know of my unchangeable God.
“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NIV)
We can use these verses to be reminded to Seek God. We can be reminded that when we do, we will surely find Him.
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