Seeking and Finding God

Seeking and Finding God: 
WHEN? – Early
Proverbs 8:17~

” I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

HOW? – With all your heart and soul…

Jeremiah 29:13~

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

also Deuteonomy 4:29~

“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.”

…And with prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackloth and ashes (describes a humbled spirit)…

see Daniel 9:3~

“And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:”

WHY Seek God?

WHY? because you need Him… 

Psalms 63:1~

“A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; “

WHY? because God pardons those who have hearts ready to seek Him… 

2 Chronicles 30:18-20~

18 “For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one
19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.”

WHY? because it changes you… 

2Chronicles 34:3~

“For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.”

WHY? because there is a reward… 

Psalms 69:6~

“Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.”

Psalm 69:32~

“The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.”

WHY? because its the best decision to make… 

1Chronicles 28:9~

“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”

also 2Chronicles 15:13~

“That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.”

Seek God with all your heart  and soul right now!