What is pursuing God?
Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. - Matthew 7:7 (CSB)
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people! - James 4:8 (CSB)
I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me. - Proverbs 8:17 (CSB)
Those who know Your name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You, Lord. - Psalms 9:10 (CSB)
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. - Lamentations 3:25 (CSB)
Are you truly pursuing God. Do you really want Him to work in your life, or are you avoiding the relationship so you can remain in control?
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you"-the Lord's declaration-"and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you"-the Lord's declaration. "I will restore you to the place I deported you from." - Jeremiah 29:13-14 (CSB)
Are you seeking God with all of your heart, or do you seek other things with your heart as well?
Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always. - 1 Chronicles 16:11 (CSB)
There are two questions that can help you discover if you are pursuing God with all of your heart.
- 1Where do you spend the majority of your money?
- 2What do you spend the majority of your time doing?
From one man He has made every nation of men to live all over the earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live, so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. - Acts 17:27 (CSB)