Monday, October 17, 2011

Seeking the Lord

Seek the Lord while He may be found,

call upon Him while He is near.
Isa. 55:6

Look at the these results that come in our lives as we seek the Lord:

1. Joy
1Chr. 16:10...let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! (Ps. 105:3)
Ps. 40:16   Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You...
(Ps. 70:4)

2. He will be found
1Chr. 28:9  ...if you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off for ever. (2Chr. 15:2; Ps. 9:10)
2Chr. 15:4   But when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.

3. God will hear, forgive and heal our land
2Chr. 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

4. The Lord gives us peace from our enemies
2Chr. 14:7   ...we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side. (Ezra 8:22)

5. Prosperity
2Chr. 26:5...and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.  (2Chr. 31:21)
Ps. 34:10   The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

6. The Lord looks for those who seek Him
Ps. 14:2   The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. (Ps. 53:2)

7. Deliverance from all fears
Ps. 34:4   I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

8. Life
Ps. 69:32 who seek God, your hearts shall live. (Ps. 22:26)
Amos 5:4   For thus says the Lord..."Seek me, and live..."

9. We are blessed
Ps. 119:2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart.

10. Understanding
Prov. 28:5   ...those who seek the Lord understand all.

11. The fear of the Lord
Hosea 3:5   Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.

12. We find a hiding place
Zeph. 2:3   Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld his justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.

13. Everything we need will be provided
Matt. 6:33   But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Luke 12:31)
Matt. 7:7–8   Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Luke 11:9)

14. Healing
Luke 6:19  And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for power went out from Him, and healed them all.

15. He rewards those who seek Him
Hebr. 11:6   ...He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

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