SEEKING THE LORD (3 Lessons Learnt from the Magi)
Most of us are seeking God in one way or the other. That is wonderful. We are hopeful that our quest will bring us to faith, will usher in closeness to God for us. That is part of the reason many participate in religious festivals and perform the established rituals on such occasions.
But faith or a relationship with God is not all about celebration and festivals. It goes beyond noise and activity. For faith to be meaningful, it requires personal commitment. It’s not a lost-in-the-crowd kind of thing. In the gospels, we are told how certain wise men from the East came seeking Jesus, the newly-born Messiah.
“1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:1-2, 11
In this post, we look at three lessons on seeking God we can learn from how the wise men sought for the baby Jesus.
3 LESSONS ON SEEKING GOD LEARNT FROM THE MAGI
1. Seek the Lord through the divinely established route: The Magi followed Jesus’ star. They were not Israelites but God graciously gave them a sign according to what they were familiar with. We may not have been born into Christian homes but God can reveal Himself to us through what we know. I’ve heard of Muslims who have been converted after seeing visions of Jesus. These are special circumstances where God in His sovereignty chooses to do something peculiar.
The point is: the Magi followed the star and worshipped the new born King. As we have noted, God can decide to give signs to those who have not had the truth presented to them. Some may follow those signs and meet the Lord while others may reject them and hold onto falsehood.
But are we to be looking for signs in the sky or other spectacular phenomena to reach God today? Are we to be seeking Him through means of our own devising? No! God has revealed Himself in the flesh through Jesus and has communicated this revelation to us through the Bible.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” – Hebrews 1:1-3.
Now if we seek God, we come to Him through the way He has prepared. We don’t hope to reach God through saints (including Mary, the mother of Jesus), myriad deities, and New Age practices. Syncretism is the pathway to confusion, not to God.
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“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” – 1 Timothy 2:5
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12
Verse 10 of Acts, Chapter 4 clearly shows that the name referred to is “the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth”.
We seek God through His revealed word in the Bible and gospel messages built on it.
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2. Seek God with the intent to worship Him: The wise men were not driven by idle curiosity or fascination with the novel. They didn’t want to acquire bragging rights to being the first to see the Messiah, to actually be in His presence. They were not coming for answers and solutions to a multitude of problems. They simply came to worship Him.
Why do we approach God? Why do we seek Him? Paul, the apostle, was forbidden from disclosing what he saw when he was caught up to the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12:1-4). Unless God gives you a specific message to others, what transpires when you are with Him is not for casual talk or amusement. And while God is willing and capable of granting our petitions, they should not be our major reasons for seeking God. Otherwise, we may abandon God when we get the reliefs we seek or we may be tempted to seek them elsewhere when it appears that God is delaying or He is disinclined to tackling our issues.
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“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” – Revelation 4:11
Worship is God’s due. This is what we were made for. When we put that first, the meeting of our needs naturally follows.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
(You can click on the title to watch a lyric video of one of my favourite worship songs, “Made to Worship” by Chris Tomlin)
3. Present your best treasure to God once you find Him: Some of us come to God with our substance (money and other material goods). We are willing to part with those but we are not willing to give all our lives to Him. The gifts the Magi gave to the Christ were the best, not just because they were expensive but because they were tokens or expressions of their worship.
The best gift to give to God is our hearts, in admiration and total surrender. That means we become His completely and live in obedience to Him, the heart being symbolic of our whole lives. Anything less is unacceptable to God. Otherwise, we will be like the Israelites He complained about. They were steadfast with religious observances but their hearts were far from Him, hence they remained steeped in sin.
“11. What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.
12. When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts?
13. Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations- I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
14. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.
15. When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
16. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,
17. learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
18. Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” – Isaiah 1:11-18 (ESV)
See also Amos 5:20-24, Jeremiah 6:20 and Micah 6:6-8. The bottomline is that any meaningful seeking of God must be heartfelt. It must come with total surrender and a determination to change for the better.
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“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
May God give us a true longing for Him and help us to surrender our lives fully to Him through our Saviour, Jesus. And having done so, may He help us to live out our faith daily in humble obedience to His word in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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I must say am guilty of this. What started as an honest desire turned to acquisition of power for exploits more than fellowship with God. Thank you so much ma for bringing me right back on track….Nice work, ma!
Halleluia! May God conrinue to work out your motives and keep you focused on Him in Jesus’ name.
This is such a great reminder of why we should seek the face of God in the first place. Good job ma.
Glory to God!
Rich compilation and application, as well as exhortation here. Thank you Edith! I shall come back to this again and again!
Praise God! His word is full of all that. Love you, Tammy! Have a blessed week, you and your family, in Jesus’ name.
We should seek the Lord for who He is, not for what He can give us. True!
God bless you, Susan.
a very nice word of admonition Ma. sometimes we only remember God when we have a very pressing need and when we get answers to those needs we tend to neglect Him. God takes delight in our praises. Thank you Ma for reminding me the importance of giving God His due praises. I will make sure the stones do not do my duty. God bless you Ma.
I love that scripture. God forbid that stones should take my place oh!
#2 gets me. How often do I approach God to just worship Him? I ask Him to help me more than I just worship Him! Thank you for this post!
Most of us do that when the cares of this life weigh us down. I say a big “Amen” to your prayer in Jesus’ name.
I had to come back, when I had time to read slowly and think. I love all points, 1, 2, and 3, and Hebrews 1:1-3 is my DIAMOND today!!
Glory to God! Have a wonderful Christmas, Tammy, you and your family! ?
Wow! I’m always spiritually refreshed each time I visit this blog. This is food for the spirit.I Love you ma
Love you too, Jennifer! Praise the Lord!
“But faith or a relationship with God is not all about celebration and festivals.” >>> Yes, Ma’am!! I believe this with all my heart! The best moments I have had with my Lord, are when I’m silently reading, praying, seeking Him! <3 I love how you remind us of our best gift to give God… It's not physical… it's all we have… our hearts!! Such a beautiful post!! Thank you so much for sharing! It's perfect for this season!
Thank you so much, Katie! I felt the same way too, glory to God!
Yeah, sometimes we humans find it hard to put God first in our everyday activities and we would always want things to work out for us in return. I used to be a victim though but now, I know better. Very wonderful piece Ma.
Praise the Lord!
To be honest, I used to seek the Lord only when I wanted something especially at that particular time. Eventually, I learnt the right way to serve him and it feels good
I specially love this: ‘Syncretism is the pathway to confusion “, it’s a food for thought.
Seeking the face of God has to do with utmost sincerity and a sense of complete devotion.
True! May God direct our hearts to seek Him always in Jesus’ name.
PRAY WITHOUT SEASON BUT SOMETIMES WE FORGET THAT AND ONLY SEEK THE LORD WHEN THERE IS FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN. LORD HAVE MERCY ON US. NICE
Pun intended? Season for ceasing! I say “Amen” to your prayer. Cheers!
I love to thank and worship God for who he is. This write up is very inspiring
Praise the Lord! May God’s blessings abound in your life in Jesus’ name.
This story is an educative story and also a food for thought on different ways we seek God.Ma may God continue to inspire you.
Amen. God bless you richly in Jesus’ name.
Human beings only remember God when there are problems and challenges and when we get solutions to those needs, we tend to neglect the almighty. God takes delight in our praises.it is pertinent as Christians, to always offer the sacrifice of praises to God. God bless you My God-fearing and amiable lecturer. It is well with you!.
Amen. Merry Christmas, Solomon!
TO LOVE YOU LORD, BELIEVE, AND WORSHIP YOUR HOLINESS. ALL BECAUSE OF WHOM YOU ARE. IT’S A PRIVILEGE, LORD.
FOR THOU ART MY HOLY HABITATION.
THE EXCELLENCE OF MY YOUTH
THE CAPITAL OF MY SOUL!!!
I have always been a victim of long distance relationship with God and coming close when am confused with what life has to offer, which doesn’t really give me the final answer to my question. “Worship is God’s due. This is what we were made for. When we put that first, the meeting of our needs naturally follows.” This quote says it all. When we put God first, things go on well, but when there is a bridge between you and God, life becomes unbearable. Bless you, ma!
God bless you too, Chisom! May He give you the grace to cling Him always like King Hezekiah and the apostles in Jesus’ name.
A heart like yours has always been my desire. I try to meet and follow you but i fail, sometimes it seems so near but yet its so far away…………………….
Please help me lord to seek and find you in this season.
Amen and amen in Jesus’ name.
As a mortal being, I have fallen victim of not seeking the LORD. Personally, my highest period of being closer to God was in times of trials and temptation. It has been a problem to me. LORD, unto thee I commit my life! Help me to seek you always, no stopping. Amen!
Inspiring and grabbing new ideas.. Here caught my attention, ”The best gift to give to God is our hearts, in admiration and total surrender. That means we become His completely and live in obedience to Him, the heart being symbolic of our whole lives. Anything less is unacceptable to God”. Thank you, ma!
Yet i try but sometimes it seems void. i never give up on getting to know him though, its all about one step at a time.
May God give us all the grace to seek him willingly and consistently, not only when we have problems that seem too difficult to solve.
one thing that sank into my ears “do not seek God just to have him solve your problems but to worship him” i pray God gives me the grace and will to fervently seek and worship him.
Give me the grace to know you more. And help me not to bring disgrace to those who look up to you. I knw I have strayed from your words but glory to God who has given us victory through Christ his son. Amen.
This made me understand the importance of christmas that it is not all about eating and drinking but the Christmas season gives us an opportunity to seek the face of God and worship him. Thanks a lot ma for the tips. I will use it this Christmas to create a better relationship with the creator.
This refers to me, most times I turn to God only when I need something from him and after that I depart but now I have learnt that it is better to seek the face of God first and other things will follow. Thank you ma.
“Seeking God should be aimed at surrendering totally to and obeying Him always.” This one made a solid impression on My mind,
We must seek God not like He was lost, but it is that in our finding Him we find ourselves. If anyone was ‘lost’ it was us, and it is ourselves we find, in Him. Thank You Ma
Apart from the ones you have listed above, I believe that there are still several means through which we mortal beings can seek the face of the lord. When we decide to worship God with all our heart, that serves as a bold step when seeking the Lord. The Bible said that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom therefore when we fear and respect God, then we shall succeed in seeking his face.
Nice and Good advice ma
this is so inspiring.we should seek God to worship Him in truth and in spirit and not only when we are in trouble. Bless you ma.
As we seek the lord, let us not be distracted. And the Lord we shall find.
As we seek the lord, let us have reason why we seek him, it must be to ask for a favour, we seek the lord also to show appreciation for his blessings on our life
We are guilty many times of seeking the lord whenever we have a problem or during festive seasons. We should instead seek the lord with the intents of serving and worshipping him. I have learnt so much.. Thank you aunty. God bless you.
May we find the Lord and stick with Him
Ohhhh God! I don’t even know where to start from,its as if this piece is just pointing at me cause am guilty of all.God give me the grace to be exactly the way you want me to be. It really has never been easy for me, I just wish God can be giving me a slap each time I misbehave seriously. Ma thank you so much for this write up it really gives thoughts for change
Thank you ma for this wonderful piece. I have read this passage several times, but you have made me to see it in a new light. Truly, most people seek God for different reasons, thereby neglecting the main reason why we should seek him
#2 is worth meditating on.. nice one ma
Seeking the face of God is very important for every human being. The bible tells us that there is no repentance in heaven therefoee all are urged to seek the face of God and abide by his laws and rules and regulations.
I only pray and talk to God when I’m in need of something but with this piece I now have a change of heart …all thanks to you ma
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Its vital the we human seek the face of God now that we are still breathing and he shall fulfill all his promuses in our lives.
Nice post ma.
So captivating and inspiring,all we know is just to pray and ask God to do for us when there are other things left to be asked. Thanks for the write up because it points out what is needed of us as Christians.
Many a times, most Christians seek the Lord when they want something from Him in ways that may not be acceptable.I believe that every word of God serves as a guide and daily devotion to His word will always prove to be a guide in how best to seek Him.
This piece is really worth reading…seeking the lord isnt all about seeking and wanting to be with him, but having a personal relationship with him will really go a long way in our lives as an individual. seeking the lord and getting to know him is really going to help our spiritual life and also our every day struggle to success. nice post ma, keep the flag flying…have a happy new year.
This is an eye opener indeed cos most persons seek God primarily not for the relationship but for His blessings. which i must confess am guilty of too. God bless you bless ma!
The major problem in Christendom today is hypocrisy, many claim to be serving God just to be seen or to brag of being holy which they know they are not while some claim to be serving him just for answer and solution to their multitude of problems, ma I really like this post, every human being created by God need to read it, God has many ways of speaking and directing his children but what marvels me is that many are waiting for a loud voice “my son my son this is what you should do or not do and this is the direction to follow” that is a lie. Just prepare your heart, be close to God and you will know when he is directing or speaking to you, he can direct or speak to us in different ways and manner. Also many are willing to give all their wealth to God and deny him what he needs most from us which is our heart. It is better and more blessed to serve God with all that we have,,including ourselves (hearts). may God help us.
I just went through this post twice! My eyes have been opened to realities and I’m grateful to God and his vibrant vessel,my aunty Edith. Seeking God through an established route guarantees success in one’s life endeavours. God always has a path he wants us to follow. The story of Abraham provides a lucid example; he had Ishmael through Hagar,but Ishmael was not the promised child.the child just had to come through Sarah!that was God’s established route. That first point took my mind’s eye through the scriptures and I took cognizance of the fact that every instruction and promise God gave to in his word,there was an established route to be followed and once that route’s followed, victory is sure. God bless you ma.my soul has been awakened
Truly, thanking God for what he has already done in our lives instead of constantly asking is a blessing on its own. Showing gratitude goes a long way.
God is infinite in his goodness, once you serve him in true righteousness, he will never lead u astray ….
Being thankful at all times and in all seasons has its benefits not only when we need or want something we go on to pray. Be thankful at all times.
“while God is willing and capable of granting our petitions, they should not be our major reasons for seeking God…” i really love this line, Ma. reminds me of the fact that God can only reveal Himself to those who earnestly desire to find Him and not to those who seek Him for the wrong reasons. i pray God will grant us the wisdom to seek Him in the right way and for the right reasons.
God is ever present in our lives and as humans who are powerless, we always need that extra bit of power to lead us in our ways. Whether in good conditions or in bad conditions or whenever we pray to God, God understands us cause He knows better. He is all-knowing and He knows the reason why we dont do certain thing necessary for us to do….. God’s love for us is paramount above. God is love and for that He cherishes us above all things…..
I like the point you made that we can only reach God through Christ and not by myraids of deities, saints etc, but i doubt that we can reach God through searching and reading the bible because if it was so the pharisees and the saducees would have found Christ first. But Christ called his own disciples. what am trying to say is that we might read the Bible which is the word of God for the past generations and misinterprete it and that we can only reach God if he revealed himself to us or by giving us a sign just like u pointed with the case of the magi.
I also liked the point u made about seeking the lord not for the things he would do for us but to worship him. thats kul!
Thanks for that.
We should learn to seek the Lord at all times, God shouldn’t be remembered only when times are hard. As Christians we are expected to surrender our life and heart totally to him, with this we are assured of all the good things of life.
When we find God, we find life.
“and when you find Him, present your best gifts to Him”
God bless you for this reminder, ma.
Have a lovely new year in the hands of the Lord.
Faith in God is through personal commitment. It is determined by the heart’s readiness to accept. Linking this to the principle of nature, literally, inner beauty has a longer life span than physical. In a similar fashion, when we sing we are asked to sing from the inside because only then will we produce that beautiful sound that wows everybody. God only comes into a heart that is clean and ready to accept him, irrespective of your physical beauty.
we need to understand that SERVING THE LORD is not only for the benefits but a sacrifice we ought to pay because it is the essence of our creation- to serve GOD.
this is a very nice write up and many Christians need to read this. people only turn to God when they are in need of one thing or the other or when they are in some serious problem and when they feel God is delaying, they turn to other means to achieve what they want. they need to check their spiritual lives before they approach God for their needs. serve God in truth and spirit and obey his commandments and see how wonderful their lives will go. thanks for this write up Aunty Edith. this will make people realize why their lives are going some certain ways and also teach hem how to correct it to enjoy the full benefits of serving God wholeheartedly.
I must confess I learnt a lot reading this wise words & advise cited from the scriptures too; it’s true many of us are guilty of this stated above including me; most times (if not all the time) I pray with expectation forgetting that worshipping the Lord is paramount; for he said “seek ye first the kingdom of God and all other things shall be added unto you”. Thanks for making me realise I have erred, all hope is not lost for I know “to err is to human, to forgive is divine”.
“But faith or a relationship with God is not all about celebration and festivals. It goes beyond noise and activity” This is true, for during Christmas, Easters & other festive periods you’ll see people (even those that you know have not been to church for a long time) taking this periods personal; I don’t mean to judge; you will notice after this periods the population in churches reduce. Well, I thank God for the grace & I pray for more grace to follow. Thank you aunt Edith.
What a didactic article by a religious woman. We are created to serve God both outwardly and inwardly. The pharisaic religion cannot fetch us heaven. Kudos, Mrs. Edith.
wonderful post! even the scriptures confirmed that we are to come to the lord, only through his son and also in truth and in spirit. well done ma.
Learning the word of God is the beginning of wisdom. This article is amazing! God bless you Aunty Edith. Amen.
Seeking the lord is what a good believer should do because most people lack God in their life and go about committing sin.once you seek God’s presence then everything shall be added onto it because that is what God wants us to do which is to seek his presence because he is always Ready for us whenever we call.
Seeking the Lord I see as our unavoidable duty as humans. The fact that we do seek God mostly when we need a favour from him is unarguable. My prayer is that we shall seek God with love in our hearts and not for the burden on our lives.
This post has blessed my day…nd I hunger to seek for the Lord
Thank u ma
This piece has just cleared the doubts I have been having lately, making me to understand that I have not really seek God enough but have beclouded my thoughts with my own fleshly desires not wanting to know what his words says about my present desires.
God so much crave for an intimate relationship with man but it is quite unfortunate that the care for material needs have so much beclouded our thoughts that we forget the place of intimacy with God ,thanksgiving and praise in our daily life.
This is a reminder of our lost first love and a call to reinstate that one’s lost love with him
Many people seek God in the wrong ways, and for the wrong reason. We often seek God when we have problems. This is an example of seeking God for the wrong reason. However, the post is coming at the a time when the society is trying to make God a PART TIME GOD; come to him when there is Problem and vanish when out of it. It is timely and i hope many people will gain from the Wisdom of our beloved Aunty. God Bless!
Ma thank you for this wonderful message,because I tend to understand that most of us only seek God wenever we are in need and need him to provide for us but that shouldn’t suppose to be the only time to seek God…we suppose to seek God face both in good and bad times…….
The magi Sought God (Christ) with the right purpose and in the right way unlike what most so called believers do in our contemporary time to satisfy their consciences. The life of the magi is worthy of emulation indeed. i pray the lord will help us seek him in the right way in Jesus’ name. Amen!
We should strive to maintain a relationship with Christ. It is very necessary.
seeking the face of the Lord is one of the mandates of every child of GOD. in other for us to succeed, we must seek his face because we can’t seek him only when we are in need expect to see him come for help. May God help us to surrender and obey him completely without reservation.
Seeking the lord has greatly been analysed by Aunty Edith. I am blessed by this great piece. I cannot seek God outside Jesus. this piece has directed the readers the right way to seek and maintain intimacy with the father. The piece is greatly written with its creative style and visual picture created by this piece ; i found myself seeing how it is to know He is waiting and had made a way for us to come to the father without any hindrance. Here, we should drop other means through which we think we can connect to the father as taught by this great article.
Seeking the face of the Lord is important. At all times even when we feel everything is alright. We shouldn’t just come to the Lord when we are in need. It doesn’t work that way. We should always come to him at all times.
Great inspiring piece Ma
We should always try to seek God at all times not necessarily when we have problem that we want him to solve, being close to God is something we all should learn.
Seeking d lords face is one of the most important thing one could ever ask of… People should seek d lord every day… Wonderful post ma.
Thanking God and showing gratitude instead of asking always asking for more and complaining when our requests are not granted is what shows our love for God.
God has different ways of revealing things to people which can be through prayers, dreams, revelations and so on, but we can only understand this through being close to God, meditating on his words and seeking him always in prayers and not only when we are in need or in some circumstances.
WOO! THIS BLOG CAN MAKE YOU CHANG FROM YOUR BAD PASS LIVE TO CHRIST WORTHY LIFE, MUM, I COMMENT YOUR EFFORT ON THIS STORY,WE REALLY NEED TO SEEK GOD WITH EVERYTHING WE HAVE AND NOT IN PRETENDS BECAUSE IT WOULDN’T WORK,HE IS NOT PARTIAL CAN NEVER BE,YEA!
Seeking the Lord is one of the greatest challenge for us Christians we only remember him when things goes astray. The Lord is clamoring for our attention, so, what do we do? Seek the Lord by praying, studying the word of God, applying it to our daily lives. Let the help of the holy spirit shield us through Amen.
This work is full of exuberance.
The magi followed the star not minding where it was leading them to because they believed that no matter where it takes them to that is where our Lord Jesus would be.Seek the Lord in truth and faith even when the circumstances are not pleasing
Wow! What an inspirational story? First of all, why are we seeking the Lord? I guess our seeking the Lord primarily should be to know him, to know the power of His death and resurrection. The Magi seek the Lord to worship Him and to adorn Him and then presented their best gifts to Him.Our worship or seeking the Lord should not always be Lord do this or that. Often times, we should seek Him with praises and best gifts from our treasuries.
we should always try to seek God not for the gain or benefits attach to it, but because we love and adore him, we should seek God irrespective of our religion and origin, we should learn from the three magi and always seek God.
Dear Lord, may you give us the grace to surrender totally to you and never go back.
giving God our heart should be the best thing to long for because he is too faithful. we should serve God in obedience and worship him with our whole heart, we can move God with our worship. this blog always bring me closer to God, i thank God for the existence of such blog
when ever we are seeking the lord, we should not have in mind that God can be bribed with our substances or wealth,it simply denote that we seek him with our clean heart
Seek the Lord with all power, and he shallow bless you abundantly. He is always with us, we just have to be aware
Seek the Lord through divinely established route… I think that’s the biggest lesson we Christians should learn from the three wise men.
The story of the wise men from the East ought to have inculcated in the minds of Christians an attribute worth deserving of Christians: seeking the Lord through divinely established route, in humility and love, and also, to always be ready to give away our best gifts to the Lord, just like the three wise men did
Seek the Lord through divinely established route; seek the Lord with the intent to worship Him; and present your best gifts to Him. If men of noble personalities could do just that, why can’t we, the latter day Christians
The story of the wise had really thought us very important lessons that would go a long way in shaping our Christian lives: first, we should seek God through divinely established route; secondly seek the Lord with the intention to worship Him; and finally present your best gift to Him when you finally see Him
This message inspired me a lot.Thank you for that message.
It is not easy to seek God wholeheartedly in this our generation because of the challenges and vices of our time. Notwithstanding this, those who seek him in truth and in spirit have beautiful stories to tell about the awesomeness of God in their lives. Dear God, help us to seek your presence in our lives devoid of selfish interests and give us the grace to love you wholeheartedly… Amen.
Seeking God first is our best route to blessings and that is in truth and in spirit. God’s presence always delivers his children from all challenges.
There were times I used to seek the Lord only when I was in need but I realised it was wrong and did repented.This post has given me more reasons to seek the Lord more often than not.Thank you Ma for sharing.
Wonderful words. Your words help me see the true nature of our God
Most Christians fail in the aspect of seeking Him in all aspects of their lives. what they do is when in need of something or when facing problems, they seek God.This shouldn’t be because seeking for God’s presence in our lives always, automatically brings forth His grace upon our lives.
thank you very much ma for this inspiring post it made me to understand that i should not only seek God only in time of difficulties or whenever am feeling lonely, but i should seek God at all times. we should always give praises to God every time and day.
This is a wonderful reminder for all because we all are guilty of seeking God only when we want something from Him but that shouldn’t be the case. Rather, we should most times seek His face only to worship Him. Thank you ma for this post.
Nice writeup ma,,this passage made us to understand that we should always seek first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added to us and not only in time of difficulties, and seeking God’s face is being in a close relationship with him and it will make us to be overcoming temptations.
Nice post ma, sincerely I just learnt something new from this post, we shouldn’t just come to God for him to always give us but to also give him our hearts and allow him make us vessels fit for use, and we should also seek him the right way…
I’ve learnt a lot from this. Many of us are guilty of the second point. We seek the lord, just to receive blessings from him. In all our prayer points, all we do is ask God for one thing or the other. When we finally get what we want, we then forget to seek his presence and even thank him for the prayer requests already granted. Our main purpose while seeking God should be to worship him and while doing this, God can grant our heart desires. We should also worship him truly with our hearts.
Thank you for sharing.
The lessons drawn from the Magi are very useful. As a matter fact, they summarize why and what we should bear in mind when seeking God. For us who were born into Christian homes, we may not see the need. But I’ve learnt important things here; to seek God through His word. God is His word. Also, to seek Him to worship and serve Him and to present the best treasure. And in this case, I don’t think there is any best treasure asides our lives. We should honor God with our lives.
A nice post. As children of God, we should seek God especially through God’s word and gospel messages from it.
“Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near”, wen we seek the Lord it shld b for the right reasons and not for show and also offering the best of your gifts to him no matter how small, let the offering be from d heart… Like David said, I won’t offer to my Lord of that which cost me nothing… Thanks Ma’am
We should not seek God just to have Him solve our problems but to worship him. O God help me to worship u always and in all situations.
We should seek God at all times and for the right reasons too. Through the right path, we will surely find Him.
The third lesson, present your treasure to God once you find him touches me the most. The best gift to give to God is our heart, body and soul. That’s what he needs most more than worldly or material things.
We should seek God at all times, to show him that we need him in all that we do and also make him know that your heart is with him not only when we have problems, seek him even when you want to worship him
We should seek God in all aspects of our lives. In the morning before we leave for work,school, etc, in our workplace and at home. He is ever faithful
Having an intimate relationship with God, beyond church and all our festivities is crucial. To have intimacy with the father, we have to seek his face.
Apart from church we as Christains should have a deeper personal fellowship with God where we also give in our all .
This is an eye opener.
To hunger is to be human, but to hunger for God is to feed on Him. Hunger and thirst after His righteousness and feed on Him in your heart. Taste and see that the Lord is good; it is He who will fill you to satisfaction.
I love number 2. As Christian we should have a heart of worship whether things are going well or not for us. Worship moves him. And also we should give our best treasure to him.