God is the ultimate source of all that exists and every good thing we experience in life. Seeking God is a matter of being open to his presence and drawing close to him. We need to constantly remind ourselves that God’s power, goodness, and love are always available to us.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can seek out God in your daily life: by opening your heart and mind to him; reading the Bible; asking for his help; spending time with other believers, and doing what he asks of you.
How Do You Seek God
1. We live in a time in which people are seeking God. More and more people are turning to God in prayer, as they sense that only He can help them in their trials.
You should know that God is always there for you, listening to your prayers and willing to help.
You may have heard this before, but it bears repeating: The Bible says that God is always there for us. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (KJV). That means that no matter what kind of trouble or heartache you’re facing right now—no matter how far away from home or how brokenhearted you might be—you can still call on Him in prayer.* It also means that He wants to pour His grace into every area of your life.
- Verses marked with an asterisk (*) were taken from the New King James Version Bible.
2. Seeking God is not a one-time shot. It requires our ongoing attention and commitment, as well as the presence of the Holy Spirit inside of us.
Seeking God is not a one-time shot. It requires our ongoing attention and commitment, as well as the presence of the Holy Spirit inside of us.
This means that we must seek God daily (through prayer), weekly (through reading the Bible), monthly (via sermons), and annually (by serving others). We should also seek to nurture our relationship with Him through fellowship with other Christians, reading about biblical role models, or even just thinking about Him throughout our day.
3. Seeking God means that we acknowledge we are flawed and imperfect people who need the Lord’s help to be more like Jesus Christ.
When you seek God, you are acknowledging that you are flawed and imperfect. You know that He is a perfect being who has no flaws and therefore couldn’t possibly relate to your imperfections, but He still loves you enough to want to help make you more like Him.
God knows what His children need before they know it themselves. Therefore, we should be open to His guidance even if it requires us to change some things about ourselves or our lives as we seek His help in becoming better people. If there are areas of your life that aren’t in line with God’s will for you, then ask Him for forgiveness!
4. Seeking God means that we want to know Him better, not just about Him.
Seeking God is a process of knowing Him better. We seek His will, His guidance, His understanding of the Bible, His help in our daily lives and trials, and His help in our relationships. Seeking God is seeking to know Him better than you did before you began this process.
The Bible tells us that we can’t find out about something unless we first search for it (Proverbs 25:2). If you want to know God better but aren’t taking any steps toward doing so—if instead all your energy is focused on just trying to do what seems like a good idea at the moment—then one day you will wake up and realize that there are many aspects of this wonderful being who created us that remain mysterious to us still because we haven’t sought after them with all our hearts!
5. Seeking God means asking Him to forgive us for our sins.
Seeking God means asking for forgiveness for our sins. We all sin, but God’s grace is sufficient. We must ask forgiveness from Him and repent, turning away from that sin. We need to ask Him to help us obey Him in all things—not just some things!
This means we must pray that He will show us what we need to learn and do. This includes praying for forgiveness when we fall short of His standards, as well as accepting His forgiveness when He forgives us because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (Romans 5:8).
6. Seeking God is not just something we do when we are in trouble. It must be a daily practice that includes prayer, Bible study, and walking with the Lord.
- Prayer. Prayer is a way of communicating with God.
- Prayer is the expression of our love for God.
- Prayer is seeking God’s guidance in every area of our lives, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health; financial provision; relationships; church leadership and ministry opportunities; direction for a family life such as parenting or raising children; decisions about career direction or personal goals such as marriage/divorce/career changes/etc…
- We ask forgiveness from God when we have sinned against Him (broken His laws). We also ask for forgiveness from other people if we have hurt them by our words or actions that violate their rights. A good example of this would be stealing something from someone else without permission–it’s wrong to steal even though you may need it more than your neighbor does (elements: greed vs mercy). Another example could be lying about something in order to harm another person–this would be attacking another person’s reputation which violates his/her right not to be slandered by others’ false accusations against him/herself whether true or false!
7. Seeking God also implies reading about biblical role models, such as King David, Moses, and Samson (before he got into trouble).
While it is true that you can read and learn about God from other sources, such a thing is not as good as reading the Bible.
The Bible is more than just a book; it’s the Word of God. It contains instructions on how to live your life, gives answers to questions that have plagued humans for centuries (such as why we’re here), and provides hope for those who are suffering in some way or another. Most importantly though, it shows us how much God loves us. As you read through this book by yourself or with others, keep an open mind and allow yourself to absorb what you’re learning about Jesus: his life story; what he taught; who he was; how much he cared for others’ well-being…
8. Above all, seek Jesus Christ and accept what He did for us on the Cross. Ask Him to take away your sins so you can have eternal life. This is the essence of seeking God.
Above all, seek Jesus Christ and accept what He did for us on the Cross. Ask Him to take away your sins so you can have eternal life. This is the essence of seeking God. All other things lead to death and destruction (1 John 5:11-12), but Jesus Christ leads us to life everlasting (John 6:50).
When we realize that we are sinners and need a Savior, our first thought should be “I have done something wrong, but I need someone else’s help.” So in order for us to get this help from Jesus Christ, we must acknowledge our sinfulness before God and ask Him for forgiveness through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 10:43).
9. You can find God through prayer and by searching the Scriptures
- You can find God through prayer and by searching the Scriptures.
- Prayer is a conversation with God, and we can talk to Him about anything. He loves it when we ask for help in our daily lives and when we thank Him for all that he has done for us.
- Reading the Bible is another way to communicate with God, as well as meditating on His message in the Bible. We should not read one chapter of Scripture once; rather, we should continue reading throughout our day until it becomes part of us!
You will never find God by seeking him.
You will only find him when you are willing to stop seeking him and let him find you.
Section 1: The problem with seeking God is that we always want to know what he is going to do next before he does it. This is not a good way for us to live our lives because it sets us up for disappointment when things don’t go as planned or expected. Seeking God means we’re always looking for something more than what we have now; seeking God creates an expectation of something greater than what’s available right now.”