Tag Archive | seek

Love the Lord – Part 5

and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ — Mark 12:30

When it comes to love I am weak. Loving is hard work. And when I try to grasp loving the Almighty God I am overwhelmed with my weak inability. But then I am encouraged in God’s word that reminds me it isn’t up to me. All that is required is surrender to God and allow His strength to give me the ability to love Him. The Lord will give us strength as we seek the Lord and His strength. As we seek Him through His word we draw closer to our Lord resulting in a deep, intimate love. (1 Chronicles 16:11; Psalm 29:11)
The strength to love the Lord is my song and I long to glorify Jesus Christ in all I say and in all I do. The strength of His love in me just overflows in all I say and do. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me through that wonderful relationship with Jesus. (Psalm 118:14; 1 Peter 4:11; Philippians 4:13)
So love Him with all your strength and seek Him continuously to ensure you have the strength to love Him.
Continually seeking Him,


1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 118:14 The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
1 Peter 4:11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.


Seek by Prayer

Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Jeremiah 29:12 NASB

O Lord, You hear the desire of the humble; You strengthen their heart, You incline Your ear. So may our hearts give attention to You, Lord God, to seek You by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. God, You have told us to call to you and You will answer, and tell us great and mighty things which we do not know!! You have told us, through Your holy word, to call upon You in the day of trouble; You will rescue us, and we will honor You, Lord God! Thank You, God, for listening. Thank You for hearing our prayers. Thank You for bringing us from darkness into Your marvelous Light! We humbly bow before You and worship Your holy name. . . Amen.
Psalms 10:17/Daniel 9:3/Jeremiah 33:3/Psalms 50:15 NASB

🌹Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,


Building on the Foundation

Building on the foundation which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4 NASB


🌹When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.” I sought You, Lord, and You answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. The poor man cried, and Lord, You heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The righteous cry, and Lord, You hear and deliver them out of all their troubles. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You, Lord, deliver them out of them all. Lord, You are the Redeemer of the souls of Your servants, and none of these who take refuge in You will be condemned. It is You who I will seek continually. In Your name, Jesus, and for Your glory, I pray, amen.  Psalms 27:8/Psalms 34:4, 6‭, ‬17‭, ‬19‭, ‬22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 



Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
Isaiah 58:2 NASB

Those were the days my friend. The days of seeking God’s desire and will. Bowing before Him in prayer seeking direction in decisions in our lives and our churches. Delighting to know His ways, to know Him intimately.

🌹Are we still delighting in the nearness of God? Are you near to God?

Continually Seeking Him,


To Seek or Not

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.
Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.
For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars.”
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians.
2 Chronicles 16:7‭-‬9‭, ‬12 NASB

🌹In time of turmoil and distress in whom are you seeking? In whom is your trust?

The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David’s earlier days and did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.
2 Chronicles 17:3‭-‬4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,


Heed the Word of the Lord

O generation, heed the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, ‘We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You’?
Jeremiah 2:31 NASB

God is a God of justice. Holy. Perfect. He is also a God of love for His people. He wants the best for us. Loving and walking with Him according to His Holy Word in the light of His countenance.

The words, “We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You” breaks my heart. The compassion of God being rejected by the ones He loves. Rejected by the very ones He wants to experience His awesomeness, His abounding love, His contentment, His peace, His joy, and so on.

🌹For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11‭-‬13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,


Grace & Compassion

Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 NASB

The Lord God of all creation, Sovereign God, full of grace and compassion is patient. He desires to show compassion and give grace. Do you long for Him?

Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:8‭-‬9 NASB

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB

For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
Isaiah 48:9 NASB

Great love has God for you. He is a just God, patient God, longing to bless with salvation. Restore fellowship with you. Walk with you, abide in you.

How will you respond?

🌹And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Isaiah 8:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,



And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken (abandoned) those who seek You.
Psalms 9:10 NASB

Jesus said, “and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 17:26 NASB

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!”
Psalms 40:16 NASB, Psalms 70:4 NASB

🌹 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalms 105:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,