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Back to the Basics in Prayer (Part 3)




Hebrews 11:6


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).


When diligently seeking, the Lord must have your full attention. In Exodus 3:3-4 we find the story of Moses with God on the backside of the mountain. God was trying to get Moses’s attention, so he set up a situation that He knew Moses would give his attention to. Verse four tells us, when God knew He had Moses’s attention, He began to speak to him. How many times has the Lord tried to get our attention, but our attention is everywhere else. I believe that there are situations that arise in our lives that will cause us to give our full attention to God. It comes in the form of sickness, troubles, and situations that only God can move in. Will you turn your attention to God today? You can do that by praying and asking God to reveal himself to you. Moses in Exodus 33:18 asks God to reveal himself to him, and in verse 19 The Lord answered, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will announce my name, the Lord, so you can hear it." Great things take place in our lives when we give our attention to seeking God diligently. You also can seek Him by reading your Bible. Getting to know what is written, because there will come a time when our life depends on what is written. In Matthew chapter 4:10 even Jesus, when Satan came to tempt him had to say, it is written. You can meditate, and that is a form of seeking the Lord. Psalms 19:14 tells us “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer”.


This should always be our position to want to be in God’s presence. Psalms 42:1-2As 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!

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Meatrice Bealer
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❤️I had a break today at work and I decided to read this blog post. I have tears in my eyes. God guided me to read this blog in this moment. This touches my soul, simply put BEAUTIFUL.

Amen and thank you!

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Qiana
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I loved this one so much!

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