7 Ways I Can Seek the Lord

Seven ways to seek the Lord - by Christian speaker and author Trevor Lund

How can I seek the Lord? If you’re like me, you might think “seeking the Lord” simply means to “pray longer, pray louder and probably fast”. While Scripture does mention prayer and fasting with the right attitude, it also includes other, possibly surprising ways.

7 Ways to Seek the Lord

1. Call upon God and pray to him

Jeremiah 29:12-14a (New International Version)

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.

2. Serve God with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind

1 Chronicles 28:9 (New International Version)

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

3. Cast your cares upon the Lord

Psalm 55:22 (New International Version)

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.

4. Keep your tongue from evil, Turn from evil, Do good, Seek peace and pursue it

Psalm 34:12-16 (New International Version)

Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

5. Forsake evil ways and thoughts

Isaiah 55:6-7 (New Living Translation)

Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.

6. Have clean hands, Pure heart, Don’t lift your soul to idols, Don’t swear by what is false

Psalm 24:4-6 (New International Version)

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God his Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7. Doing what’s right and live humbly

Zephaniah 2:3 (New Living Translation)

Seek the Lord, all who are humble,
and follow his commands.
Seek to do what is right
and to live humbly.
Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you—
protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.

 

Do you know other ways Scripture says we should seek God? I’d love to include all the Bible says. Let me know in the comments.

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  • Craig

    I have started the process of letting go of business from my schedule. I was so caught up in serving that I didn’t leave any time for myself or my family. God is so cool in the fact that when I’m counciling people He is counciling me. We are first called to love The Lord our God. I have found the greatest attacks against us is being busy with good things. Sadly it’s time with our families and our personal time with God that suffers. Dropping the worlds yoke and taking up the yoke Jesus has for us is the greatest thing I’m learning to do for my own peace and rest. It has created a more humbled spirit in me because I now have to face pride by saying “it’s too much and I can’t do it”. It has also opened the door for new leaders to rise and God is letting me be a part of the next generation of leaders.

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  • http://Thebasementonline.com Tyler Wilkerson

    I’ve grow to learn that God desires a close relationship with us. Not something casual or on the holidays, but a intimately close, throughout the day, relationship. My relationship with God, is more than a routine or a good habit. It’s a relationship that just like my wife I must continually pursue and romance. As soon as you arrive at the mentality of “I got her” aka “the ole ball and chain”, you miss the adventure and beauty of pursuit. Well, I believe it’s the same way with our relationship with God! God loves us to pursue him in different ways that come from our heart.
    Today I wanted to do something outside of my study room because it was such a beautiful day. I battled the thought that I wasn’t really seeking The Lord because I didn’t have a bible or concordance or any kind of book. Only a cup of coffee, my 4 wheeler, and cell phone (in case my old trusty atv decided to have a bad morning).
    Tearing thru the woods and finding the perfect spot in the middle of nowhere under these huge pine trees with straw everywhere i decided to park and chill. Laying on my 4-wheeler listening to the birds and looking up thru the huge pine trees allowed me to stop and realize of all the great things that God has done (like nature it self) and knowing that realize… He is good. Just a simple breath prayer of thankfulness to God saying, “I really do love you!” Is so refreshing. So where’s the scripture reference? I don’t have one that says thus sayeth the Lord, seek me in the woods at this time and this place and I will be there. I thought about Adam and what paradise must have been like. Genesis 3:8 explains it pretty good, “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”
    Now I understand this was after the fall, but before Adam and Eve’s mistake they had unbroken fellowship with God “in the cool of the day”. I encourage you to seek God in a “new way” according to His Word. I promise you God won’t get mad if you leave your concordance at home. “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10!
    Gods not mad at you, He’s mad about you!

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  • Ologunleko Noah

    In the book of prophet Hosea chapter Ten verses twelve. There three things to do in verse before one will start seeking God. Fleshy christian will not want to seek the Lord. 1. Sow to yourself in righteousness. This means to stop sining and stat doing what is right in all things. 2 Cor. 9:6. Gal. 6:7-9…….. 2. Reap in mercy. This means to accept and appropriates the mercy of God extend to us, if we do not accept the mercy from God it will be ours. Salvation is by mercy of God and acceptance of man. Matt.5:7 Mk 11: 25….. 3. Break up your fallow ground. This is means to work on your mind, the kind of heart you have towards the word of God you are hearing. Our heart must willing, ready to be broken and yeilded to God. We make ourselves to receive of the word of God and to obey it or seeking Him. Matt 13:3-12, 18-23 Jam.1;18 1Pet.1:23

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    Your message timely and heavenly minded, though it is not easy to canal yet it is God speaks to His children.

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  • Abiodun

    God says: he looked down to see if there be anyone that understand and does seek Him. But none, no one with understanding. Men seek fame and money. Busy with our business, we have totally forgotten God and can no longer seek him. We need to repent and turn to God once more

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      Let’s not forget it was before the cross. He still came and laid down His life. But you are certainly correct when we’re seeking anything but His Kingdom first…we need to repent.

  • kato paul

    Seeking God is the most good thing to fulfill though not ease. I pray so that I do it.Having God’s love and mercy means everything is good and easy to you.Everyone will be your friend.That’s why I like children,you can do wrong to him or her but within seconds you are friends.God bless you all.I have much to say but I have limited minutes paid.In God I trust.

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      Thank you Kato. Keep drawing close to Him while He is near.

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