Minimal effort never produces maximum results in life, or in the spirit. God rewards diligent seekers, not those who could care less about drawing near to Him.
We cannot expect God to move on our behalf, if we refuse to move on His.
It’s not about works unto salvation; it’s about working “out” our salvation. Making use of and taking full advantage of what we’ve been given through Christ; which is open access to God.
God moves in spheres where He is wanted, on the behalf of those who acknowledge Him first in their lives. And He only rewards those who seek Him with diligent persistent effort. In other words… The depth that we seek God is directly correlated to the depth that we will see God move in our lives.
James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and He WILL draw near to you.
Then James tells us that…. “The earnest (fervent, passionate, diligent) prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (5:16 amp)
Now it’s true that God in Jesus made us righteous, but WE choose to be earnest.
Proverbs 3:6 promises us that if we, “Acknowledge God in all your ways, and He WILL make a way for you.”
I don’t know about you, but I want the One who sees the end from the beginning to make a way for me. I’ve made the way for own life at times, sometimes it was good, sometimes it was bad, but even at my best GOD CAN DO BETTER.
When it comes right down to it, we have no right to blame God for not moving in our lives if we put forth no effort to seek Him.
Yet many still blame God, and question why He didn’t do something.
The answer to the inactivity of God in our lives is in our inactivity to seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 says that, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists (as God) and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.”
To be able to seek God; we need faith. Faith only comes by hearing the Word of God.
What we feed on, is what we’ll believe in. What source makes up the majority of your diet? The world or God.
Read God’s word, hear about His promises… They usually go like this…If you will… then I will…
Faith is active… it puts forth effort… Faith is NOT passive!
In Luke 11:9-10 Jesus said… “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
2 Chronicles 26:3-5 | Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason currently pastors New Victory Church in Calgary, Alberta Canada. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Theology, authored two books, and has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 17 years. He passionately loves God and people with a heart to see everyone walk out of their full potential in Christ living out the kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
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