Today’s Key Scripture
“Without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
— Hebrews 11:6
The second world of prayer involves seeking, which goes beyond simply having a need and wanting it met.
Seeking involves showing earnest diligence. It means to seek with a sincere desire to obtain favor. The word diligence here is a strong word. The phrase “those who diligently seek Him” reveals an extreme level of persistence.
There are times when asking isn’t enough. We must search for God, who has promised to reward those who diligently seek Him.
Seeking includes finding the presence of God. The Word declares, “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
What is God’s response to those who seek Him diligently? He promises that He will be found. That’s when you begin to experience the glory of His presence.
What is the key to effective communication? Seeking the face of God, not merely with your mind, but primarily with your spirit: “Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early” (Isaiah 26:9, KJV).
As we grow in faith, our prayer moves from asking to seeking. It becomes a deeper relationship with the Lord based on knowing the promises of God.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your mercy and lovingkindness. Thank You for the work You are doing in me as I seek to live a life of praise and thanksgiving. I choose to go deeper with You. I thank You for the depth You are developing in me as I move from the outer court to the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. Help me learn the realms of asking and seeking, even as I prepare to move into the dimension of knocking. You alone are my Hope, my Refuge, my Safety, and my Lord. Help me remember that You always know best. I submit my will to You today, and I pray this, with deep gratitude, in Jesus’ name, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.