How to Seek God With Your Whole Heart

by Contributor

True seekers of God, according to His Word, the Bible, seek with their whole hearts. Seekers can be those who already have a true relationship with Christ who want a deeper relationship, or seekers can be those who want to start a relationship with Christ by trusting His work on the cross. Seeking requires a lot of focus and daily effort, but there is a promise of a reward according to Hebrews 11:6. "For whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him." If you're ready for a life-long journey, not necessarily easy, but certainly joyful--read on to see how you can seek God with your whole heart.

Believe that God exists. It may seem that a seeker of God would naturally believe He exists, but doubt is a temptation--even for the seeker of God. Go outside and look at the stars when doubt persists. Remember the psalmist's words in the Bible, "The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims His handiwork."

Believe that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. A relationship with God offers a thousand sacred sweets while here on earth, but the bulk of the reward may not be immediate. Have faith that it will come and when it does, you won't be sorry. Heaven's riches are lasting while earth's riches will pass away.

Commit to seeking God daily. Schedule a time of the day when you can focus primarily on seeking God through Bible reading and prayer. The Bible is full of examples of those who preferred to seek God early. The psalmist says, "Early will I seek Thee." This carries the idea that God is so important to you, that you will seek Him before doing anything else for the day.

Read the Bible daily. This is the most important step of all. John 1:1 says that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. When we look in the Bible, we see God Himself. A no-brainer for those who are seeking Him. The Bible is our absolute reference point and won't change with the times, opinion pieces, or church trends. Just like God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, so is His Word. Look no further than this.

Ask the Holy Spirit to show God to you. Without the Holy Spirit--the third person of the Godhead, the Word of God is lifeless and is just a book of stories that was written a long time ago. Only those who know the Lord as their Savior will have the Holy Spirit to guide them here. The truth will come alive and begin to change your heart and your life. If you haven't trusted Christ as your Savior, please see the resources section below for a link that will show you how you can have life after death.

Keep a journal. As you go through the Bible, take the time to make a daily journal entry--even if it's only a sentence--to record what God is showing you of Himself. Look for His love, His power, His wisdom, His holiness. Seek to be like Christ. When the Holy Spirit reveals the ways you are not like Him, ask for forgiveness, repent, and depend on God's grace to help you.

Items you will need

  • The Bible

Tip

  • Remember God's promises to those who seek Him. They are many. Here's one to get you started: "But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul."

Warning

  • Be prepared for distractions and opposition.

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