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.