Why do We Seek God?

by | Jan 6, 2021

As imperfect human beings, we have the tendency to seek after money, fame, people, recreation,
entertainment, and materialism. All of those things only lead to emptiness; however, seeking
after God brings more value to our lives than anything else on this earth.

1) Seek God and nothing else matters
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as
well” (Matthew 6:33).
Many times we are hesitant to seek after God because we are afraid of what we might lose. Yet
whatever we may lose is no comparison to what we gain from Him. Everything we need in this life
is provided for us when we seek after God first.

2) Seek God and you will find Him
“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart
and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29).
God isn’t hiding from us. He’s right now in our presence and desiring a close relationship.
Sometimes we miss God because we don’t have room enough for Him in our daily lives. We must
cut down on the busyness because none of it will matter right before our last breath.
3) Seek God regardless of your life situation

“But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone who sets
their heart on seeking God—the Lord, the God of their ancestors—even if they are not clean
according to the rules of the sanctuary’ And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people” (2
Chronicles 30:18-20).
Some of us wait to seek after God when we think the timing is right. The best time to seek God is
right now because we don’t know what the next minute may hold for us. There are healing and
grace for those who lay aside every excuse and seek after God regardless of their life situation.

4) Seek God because He’s looking for you
“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any
who seek God” (Psalm 14:2).
God is actively looking for those who are seeking Him regardless of who they are, where they live,
or what they do. The smallest heart cry for the Lord results in action from Him. Our God is loving
and compassionate—not willing that any one person should perish in unbelief.

5) Seek God with all your being
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a
dry and parched land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1).
A lukewarm, passive seeking after God won’t get it. Those who seek after God due to the pressure
of other people—parents, siblings, and friends—will miss out on the joy of discovering Him. Those
who seek after Him with all their hearts will never be disappointed.

6) Seek God before He has to get your attention
“Whenever God slew them, they would seek him; they eagerly turned to him again” (Psalm
78:34).
Many of us know the right thing to do, but we want to do things our own way. Those who God loves,
He disciplines; therefore, sometimes God allows unfortunate events to draw our desires towards
seeking after Him. His love and desire for us to live a fulfilled life are more important than
momentary setbacks.

7) Seek God because He has arranged for you to do so
“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he
is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your
own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” (Acts 17:27-28).
God has set the boundaries for where we live in order that we would seek after Him. His will is
that every single human being (no matter where they live) would look around their environment
and recognize their need for the Lord. The God-void within each of us compels us to want to seek
after Him.

8) Seek God even when you don’t feel like it
“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who
seeks God. (Romans 3:10-11)
We don’t have the capacity to seek after the Lord. Our sin nature, the world, and the devil are
always pulling us away from God to seek after our own pleasures. We must resist the urges to
only think of ourselves and to stretch our faith to seek God with all our hearts holding nothing
back.

9) Seek God because He rewards you for it
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. (Hebrews 11:6)

Our faith draws us to a lifetime of seeking after Him. Our God is deep and mysterious in that we
will never stop learning more about Him. Even in old age and following Christ for decades—there’s
still new revelations and deep understandings that come with seeking after God.

10) Seek God so you will know what to do
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” (1 Kings 22:5).
The wisdom of God is well beyond the knowledge of man. When we are in a place of needing
direction and insight for life’s problems, we can seek after God’s counsel to receive wisdom,
knowledge, and insight for our next steps. He knows the beginning and end; therefore we can’t go
wrong with His guidance.
Seek Him today!

God is waiting on us to seek after Him daily in prayer and Bible meditations. Through the Holy
Spirit we can be comforted by His presence in our lives. Seeking after God leads to a blessed life
with peace and joy no matter the situation.

 

By Ayodolapo Ogunmoyero

Written By Praise

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