Day 6 Reasons to Seek HIm

As a child of God you need to show spiritual growth. Just a baby goes from drinking milk to eating baby food to table food; as a Christian we grow little by little in God’s word. He reveals or gives us knowledge a little at a time for our understanding. God gives us many reasons to seek Him.

Complete the chart by matching the scripture to its correct verse.

Verse
1 Timothy 4:6______ A. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
1 Timothy 4:4-5 ______ B. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2 Timothy 3:16   ______ C. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
1 Timothy 6: 10   _____ D. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Hebrew 6 :4-5 _____ E. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
2 Timothy 2:19   ______ F. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

As you can see God’s word equals a strong foundation. Think back to Day 2, we looked at the men that did not seek God. They relied on other men rather than having a reliance on God. You cannot listen to the flesh. Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. It always gets you into trouble. If you are not reading the scripture and seeking God; the Devil gradually creeps in. Your mind begins to play tricks on you.

Romans 7:18-20 For I know that in me (that is, in_____ _________,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the________which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but__________ ______   _________in me.

Our mind needs to focus in one direction toward God. James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Seeking God’s face and searching His word keeps your mind focused and free from the burdens of this world. We are to strive to have a mind like Christ.

Hebrew 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose __________ is __________ on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Luke 8: 35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right ____________ and they were afraid.

Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their __________   ________ affected against the brethren.

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of __________ and ___________ the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do __________ the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal ____________ is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Roman 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your _____________, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same ___________one toward another. ________ not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

God gives us the liberty to be open with him. If you ask Him he will give you the knowledge you seek.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Galatians 2:17 But if, while we _____________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

We are to come boldly seeking Him with confidence to His throne. God helps us in our times of need. We can come to Him and He will identify with your needs.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come ____________ unto the ___________of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

We seek God to see His power and glory. Psalms 63:2 To see thy __________ and thy ___________, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

We seek Him because of His lovingkindness. Psalms 63:3 Because thy_______________is ___________ than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Application: Everything in your life needs to be Christ-centered. You know the things of God because you have searched the scripture. One of the most important reasons for seeking God is that you will have no regrets. You may have regrets for decisions that were made in your life, but knowing that you searched the scripture in order to seek God will never be a regret. His word does not come back void.

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