Seeking God is How We Build Trust
Seeking God is what we were created to do. Once we start seeking Him it is hard to deny that that is what we were meant to do. In seeking God we will begin to delight in Him. To delight in someone is to please them greatly. When we seek God we please Him greatly. Just like a child who pleases their parents, He wants to give us the desires of our hearts. Pleasing someone takes commitment in getting to know them. Committing to God is the only thing we can do that will always be reciprocated. We can count on it. It is through seeking Him then finding delight in Him that our hearts desires are met and our trust grows. When trust grows we cannot help but want to commit to the source of that trust.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this
Psalm 37:4-5 NIV
It is because of trust that we are able to have faith. How interesting that the scripture says, “without faith it is impossible to please God.” We just learned that delight means to please someone greatly. We cannot please God without trusting in Him which in turn gives us faith and faith in Him is what pleases Him. Of course trust is not always an easy thing to give or to have. “Earnestly seeking” anything can build our trust in that thing. So the question is, “what are you seeking?” Seeking God is something we should never cease in doing. In fact, it should be the driving force in our day. When we seek Him our trust can be built on Him and our faith will continually grow.
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
A Story of Seeking God:
I used to tell friends that I had incredible blind faith. This was really just my excuse for not putting daily effort into seeking God. The additional effort of being with God seemed overwhelming and entirely too time consuming.
God has brought me through some really dark times. He has delivered me more times than I can recount. I lived a blessed and favored life. So, maybe I felt like I didn’t need Him all the time. I continued to choose not to commit daily time to Him. It was after an especially difficult time that I finally took the leap.
It has been several years since I committed to being with God for a few minutes everyday. It now feels completely unnatural to go through my day without consulting Him on practically everything. I have never been so free of fear, worry and all the other terrible emotions that can plague us. Committing to put the effort into seeking God daily has been the best decision of my life.
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Considerations for your planner:
- Write down the desires of your heart. Have you been seeking God today?
- What does trust mean to you? Write this down so that when you seek God you know what you are working to build.