God who are? What are your ways? How can I have a deeper more steadfast relationship?
Seeking God… Lamentations 3:22-26
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
The attributes of God’s Love:
Steadfast (never changing)
Mercy never ending
My Need for God:
vs 24 Lord be my portion – Be my sustainer, my provider, be the only thing I need to satisfy my soul
vs 24 Lord you are my Hope – My plans and struggles don’t make sense and my failures are too many to count. Yet you alone are my hope. For this world and the next.
The place reserved for Him:
vs 25 The Lord is good to those who WAIT for him,
vs 25 to the soul who seeks him
vs 26 Wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
God is not interested in an relationship where I try to fit him into my life. This relationship only works when I lay my life before Him and align it to His will.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness – Matthew 6:33
Lamentations 33:28-29 sums this up..
“Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope;”
Let me sit alone, to be still and Know that he is God. And when God Arrives let my response be a bowing of my body and soul to honor an Almighty King that calls me Son.
I must approach God with:
- Preparation: Be Ready for God
- Isolation: Get Alone with God
- Expectation: That God is going to meet you, teach you, and continually challenge you
- Adoration: Bowing and Worshiping
- Obedience: Observing what you have been commanded.
Bible study will give you knowledge about God but only obedience gives you knowledge OF God.
I want to know God and seek his ways and to do that I’ve got to give him place, priority and time