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The Benefits of Seeking Him

Updated on March 24, 2011

Seeking God’s face is not something that comes automatically to the Christian.  Such endeavor involves a conscious effort on our part.  We have to make a conscious choice to fix our minds on Him.  Our minds tend to wander or coast and we can find it difficult to bring our attention into focus and fixation, but we must take time out to seek Him.  As this is a gift from God to usward.  We do not seek God because He is lost.  Rather we seek Him because we have allowed the demands and pressures of life to have control of our minds and hearts.  We fall into the human trap of trying to make something happen or preventing something from happening, and we lose sight (with our spiritual eyes) of His presence .. His Beauty .. His Glory.  His Personal Character becomes hidden behind the curtain of our own natural and carnal and fleshly desires.
Yes, God is always near everyone and everything.  And God is always near His children because He has a covenant commitment with them.  But, He is not always near the conscious mind of a person, unless they are seeking His presence.  There are moments in every Christian life that we neglect Him or fail to trust Him.  Moments when we all forget to put Him first and forget His Greatness .. His Valuableness.
We should be experiencing His presence on a regular basis.  This will require practice because there are obstacles and fleshly or natural concerns that are vying for our attention.
How can we know that we have experienced being in His presence?  There is a sense of joy (Ps. 16:11) and there is a sense of glory and of honor (1 Chr. 16:27).  There will be a sense of peace and energy and excitement (Ps. 27).  In His presence, there comes the sense that nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37).  We must not stop seeking Him until we are sure that we have experienced His presence, because there is nothing on this earth in it’s entirety with which we can compare His presence.
God promises us that when we diligently seek Him, He will be found (1 Chr. 28:9).  We have all, at one time or another, sought His presents rather than His presence, but God Himself is our greatest reward (Heb. 11:6).  As David says, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere” (Ps. 84:10).  And in His presence we will see and know that we have everything we will ever want or need.
We seek Him first for our salvation and we are filled with the sense of His presence.  Joy and excitement, the newness, the hope rising within us as we become born again. But, soon after this salvation experience, we return to our former selves and our natural minds and go on about our usual way of doing things and continue on with our daily lives.  We too quickly lose sight of Him .. His Beauty .. His Light .. His Hope .. His Glory.  And as He fades into the backgrounds of our attention, we begin to unconsciously block out the love, acceptance, forgiveness, grace, and absolute beauty that is of His character that we were privileged to have glimpsed in the first place.
When we become saved by His grace, He puts everything aside to receive us and all we are, unto Him.  And after our new births, it is our own responsibility to put everything aside and receive Him and all that His is and has to offer.  As we practice seeking Him, we will enjoy the benefits of His presence and all the fullness of what is good and beneficial to us both spiritually and naturally. As we practice seeking Him in His Word and in His creations, in prayer and in meditation, in praise and worship, in the assembling of ourselves with our brothers and sisters in Christ, in our attempts to gain knowledge and understanding of Him and His ways .. We will  reap the benefits of knowing Him in an intimate way and our gratefulness and thanksgiving will increase our desire to know Him even more.

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    • Debradoo profile image

      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Skye thanks and right back at ya! These times are indeed getting more and more dangerous and morality and integrity is becoming abnormal. Wow. The norm for today is anything goes as long as it feels good. The popular and famous people are those that make the headlines and are admired according to their immorality and lack of integrity and they flaunt their disdain for all that is pure and righteous.

      I love what you said .. The more I know Christ the more I seek and the more I love like a big snowball growing and growing... Amen!! This is so true. The more we seek Him the more we find Him and the more we find Him the more we are feeling the love!! Thank You Jesus!!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Debradoo Honored to follow you 'sista' I read a lovely comment of yours on vla uhri hub pages. Up and awesome hub of love. Yes we must keep practicing. These times are becoming more dangerous each passing day. Children of GOD keep on and keep on. It is like the more I know Christ the more I seek and the more I love like a big snowball growing and growing. He is on my mind when I wake sleep and all the day. Keep hearing the word and saying the word. In HIM He is our strength. Inspired hub you have written. I am grateful I stopped in. You are a precious gem for Christ. Hugs Galore

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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Thanks Tamarajo! Practice practice practice. Even when we do not feel a thing but distracted. ;-)

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      "We too quickly lose sight of Him .. His Beauty .. His Light .. His Hope .. His Glory. And as He fades into the backgrounds of our attention" true.

      I am glad you mentioned that it is a conscious effort on our part because seeking Him isn't always in our desire to do so and all the things that can become distractions.

      A blessed encouragement.

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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Yes, as you stated, distractions will come but we are to press in and press on in our seeking Him. And as you have stated, there is such immense benefit to spending time in His presence! Thanks and welcome Friend!

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      FriendofTruth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Amen! One of the hardest things that happens is when you set yourself to seek the LORD and then you get distracted with whatever else that catches your eye...but as you said, there is so much benefit in knowing Him in an intimate way (that only comes from seeking Him and spending time in His presence).

      Thanks for the encouragement!