Back to the Basics in Prayer (Part 3)
A. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
B. for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that
C. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”.
In lesson one, we examined our faith. In lesson two, we acknowledged God as the Trinity and the function of each. Continue to build your knowledge and relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is of the Godhead functions differently in our lives. We never separate the Godhead. Jesus is not the Christ within himself, but through the Godhead. Remember, Jesus said, me and my father are one (John 10:30). The Holy Spirit did not, and could not come on its own, it had to be sent from the Father above (John 14:26).
Now let’s get into part three!
In this lesson I’m going to continue talking about what is necessary to communicate properly with God. Remember, I have broken down Hebrews 11:6 so we can take a closer look at what each part of what that verse means. Let’s look at part three Hebrews 11:6, C. “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”.
The first thing I needed to do was ask myself, what does it mean to diligently seek the Lord? To understand the phrase diligently seek, I want to look at it from its original language, which is Greek.
The phrase diligently seek is a translation of the Greek word ekzeteo, a compound of ek and zeteo. The first part is the Greek word ek, which means out, and the second word is zeteo, which means to seek. When the two words are compounded, the new word means to seek out. So, Hebrews 11:6 translates to, zealously seek for something with all your strength and heart. In other words, it must have all your attention.
It gives the idea of being attentive and persistent in seeking out. Never stopping. The word tells us, man ought to always pray and not faint (Luke 18:1).
This should always be our position to want to be in God’s presence. Psalms 42:1-2 “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When shall I come and appear in God’s presence?"
Prayerfully this has helped you see and know how to diligently seek God. Leave me your thoughts, your comments, and your questions. I look forward to staying connected to you!