7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (ESV)
Wingman, this is the second step in the ASK Method of answered prayer. The word “Seek” means to desire to have an experience. You are willing to rearrange your priorities in order to make this a top priority. Seek implies a yearning, a strong desire to go after something. Jesus promises that if you seek, you will find. The word “Find” means to discover. You discover God’s will as you passionately pursue Him.
3 ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things,
which you do not know.’
Consider 10 Ways to Seek God:
I. Seek God Knowing That God Wants You to Find Him and His Answer
You have to believe that when you seek God you will find Him.
13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
II. Seek God Understanding You Will Meet Resistance from Satan and His Demons
Satan will oppose this kind of praying. He will attempt to distract, oppress, discourage and to everything he can to get you off your knees.
Ephesians 6:13, 18
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
III. Seek God by Making Prayer and the Things of God Your Passionate Priority
Before you talk with anyone else, talk to God first. You have to want God more than you want your own comfort and convenience.
IV. Seek God Knowing There is Always a Reward
Seeking God means that you believe He will answer, He will reward your pursuing Him. This is laying hold of the promise of God.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
V. Seek God by Acting on What God Has Already Plainly Told You to Do
If God has told you to do something and you haven’t done it, you won’t find success in seeking something else, something new, something more exciting.
VI. Seek by Waiting on God
Waiting on God is not sitting around and doing nothing; waiting on God means you do everything God has already told you to do and trust Him that in His timing Hew ill give you information for the next assignment.
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
VII. Seek by Releasing to God Whatever it Is You Are Praying About
Seeking is releasing whatever it is you are praying about so much so that it is no longer in your hands but His.
8 “But as for me, I would seek God,
And I would place my cause before God;
9 Who does great and unsearchable things,
Wonders without number.
VIII. Seek God by Relying on His Strength, not your Own
Seeking says, “I cannot do this on my own. I don’t have the power, strength, or wisdom. I am not big enough to handle this.”
IX. Seek God by Repentance
Repent of personal sin, both sins of omission (what you should have done but didn’t) and commission (what you did that you should not have done).
X. Seek God by Thanking Him and Praising Him
When you thank God you are announcing that God is bigger than the circumstance you are facing.