whether or not Your lips move

You speak to me

Seek July 17, 2008

Filed under: relationship with God,seek — Ash @ 2:28 pm

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, HCSB)

“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NASB)

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, KJV)

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NIV)

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, ESV)

“So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NLT)

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Strong’s definition (ekzeteo, #1567):

1) to seek out, search for

2) to seek out, i.e. investigate, scrutinize

3) to seek out for one’s self, beg, crave

4) to demand back, require

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I love this word. Can you imagine? The creator of the universe wants us to seek Him out for ourselves. To search for Him. To investigate Him. To crave Him. To require Him.

And He promises to let us find Him when we seek Him. He is continually drawing us to Himself, anyway. Romancing us. No wonder it pleases Him when we look for Him.

And yet… there are times when I am begging to feel His presence. I know He’s there. He’s proven that to me too many times to count. But there’s just something about feeling His presence that makes everything else in the world seem a little less awful. And sometimes that “feeling” just isn’t always there. It leaves me with a choice: do I abandon what I know to be true, or do I simply believe Him?

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