A reminder for today
"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)
Keep on seeking, and you will find. I do not know why these words have been stuck in my head all night, but what I do know is that I must remind you to not give up and seek on a continuous level.
My dear friend, this is a promise God gave to us. Keep on asking and you shall receive what you ask for and keep on seeking and you will find. The door will open and you will find what you were seeking. Here is something that I found that you might want to hear by Leah Blatt.
I've learned that having a relationship with God is just like any other relationship in the way that it takes a lot of effort and time. You can't just talk to God and spend 15 minutes with Him once a month, or even once a week, and then expect to get to know Him deeply. Just like if you want to have a deep relationship with a new friend, you both have to want the relationship enough to sacrifice a lot of time for it or it will never get deeper than the surface. And God was obviously willing enough to not just sacrifice time to have a relationship with you, but His life. But it takes two to make the relationship worth anything. He already did everything possible to have the deepest relationship with you that He could, and now He's just waiting for you to respond.
But... what if you aren't motivated at all to deepen your relationship with God? What if you're just happy with life how it is and you'd rather not have quiet time every day, or at all for that matter? In fact, what if you truly just wish God didn't demand your time, much less your life, because you've been getting along fine with having Him as just an addition to your life and you don't really want to consider Him as anything more because He's just not that important to you. And finally, what if when you are being completely honest with yourself you know you really don't believe that you need Him to get you through the day. Afterall, you feel like you've gotten this far without too much of His help in the past, so why are you really going to need Him in the future, especially on a daily basis? If that person sounds a lot like you, chances are you probably don't realize how much you actually do need Him.
1st of all, every breath you take depends on whether He wants you to take it or not. And as a Christian the only reason you're still living on earth is to glorify Him through your relationship with Him and bring as many other people as you possibly can to know Him. That's your purpose in life, and calling yourself a Christian means you're daily living that purpose. The only problem is that so many Christians, including myself, get so distracted with the things that the world has to offer that we forget our true purpose in life. And it's not just things of the world that pull us away from God. A lot of the time it's good things school, guys, friends, etc. that keep us from having a deeper relationship with Him. And they can distract us for so long that we start to think we need all of it to be satisfied, when really Satan's just using them as tools to keep us from focusing on God. Because his only goal in life is to distract us and keep us away from reaching ours.
So basically, if God isn't your number 1 focus in life, then you are giving into Satan's distractions. And until you make Him your number 1 focus and desire in life, you're always going to feel empty at the end of the day because everything the world and Satan have to offer are just substitutes for what God will give you if you just seek Him first. Money can't satisfy you; friends can't satisfy you; guys can't satisfy you; looking better can't satisfy you, and anything else you can think of aside from God, because He made you so only He could satisfy all of your needs. And going after anything else in the world instead of God is just like eating candy instead of food all the time. You're never going to be truly satisfied until you look to God instead of the world to fill the emptiness in your soul.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus