*A topic that comes up often at Calvary Chapel Iron River, where I pastor and teach, as I’m sure comes up in many a church, is how to seek God. How do we hear Him? What does that look like? How do I build the habit? Well, here’s a short piece I wrote a while back to answer those questions and create a shotgun, rinse-and-repeat, type of approach to the subject. Get in there…stay there. Enjoy the Lord.
He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Pray. Seek the Holy Spirit. Stop. Pray. Seek the Holy Spirit. Stop. Search the Scriptures. Has He spoken to you yet? Search the scriptures again, and as you do, revel in His Presence. As you pray, ask Him for a hunger for his Word—with understanding. But don’t just want to “get answers,” learn to GET HIM. Pray some more. Do what He tells you. Even if it is illogical. Faith is not common sense; common sense is not faith. If you are dead-set on hearing The Lord and His will for your life, then continue. Foster spiritual discipline. Enjoy prayer. Enjoy early, dark-morning moments with Him. Fall in love with the interruptions from heaven when you need to just sit back and soak in His Presence. Abide in Him THERE. Live there. Have your being there. ONLY move…from there. If it is hard, keep going. If you need to hear Him loudly, clearly, FAST. Remove distractions. Remove amenities from your life. Make training yourself to hear HIS Voice your main aim and goal. Pray. Seek the Holy Spirit. Wait. Stop. Do what He says. Search the Scriptures. Know them. Live them. Praise Him in return for the Truth you’ve received. Grow. Share what you’ve heard and seen. Spill out from an overflowing cup. Serve others. Praise Him, for the beauty of His holiness, as you understand His closeness. Seek Him, only Him. Enjoy Him. Enjoy all that is about Him. And rejoice that you have access to him, that He has brought you near. Pray. Seek the Holy Spirit. Get in there…and never leave.
For He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.