Seeking the Very Essence of God

Updated on February 19, 2019
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Personal testimonies and life experiences that illuminate the undeniable presence of God.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you

Firstly, what does it mean to seek God?

Wikipedia defines the Etymology of this scripture as follows: from the King James translation of Matthew 7:7:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."

Which basically means, to look for God, learn about Him, draw closer to Him, and He will bless you with “every blessing in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 1:3)

When my husband and I sought God with all our hearts, we found that our life problems (that had plagued us ever since we were married) started to fall away. We miraculously got our home loan debt cleared, with fees waived. We got new jobs after two years of unemployment (and with little kids to look after). Times were not easy, because worst of all, we had no outside help – no family who could or was wiling to help financially. Most importantly we found that the knowledge of God, and who He is and what He’s about, is the most valuable thing we could have ever hoped to discover.

How Do I Look For God?

Well, it sounds easy enough, but if you aren’t looking in the right places for the Truth (aka Jesus) then you may end up looking for a false God, complete with false teachings that could lead you astray.

The best place to find God is in the Holy Bible for the Word of God is inspired by God Himself

“all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

I personally prefer the King James version but you are free to use whichever version is the easiest to digest. I know when I first started reading my Bible at around age 12… it was not an easy task… in fact it only got easier in my mid twenties, to be honest. I was seeing the words, but I wasn’t fully grasping them, that's because I needed a tutorial (in the form of attending church sermons, or listening to podcasts, or even YouTube videos from those knowledgeable in the Word of God). I also found that joining a Bible Study group from my church helped, because it helped dissect the Word into a relatable, comprehensible format, plus discussions about the Word of God also helped clear up any misunderstandings I may have had.

When you live for God, expect to get tangible results.

— Christian Writings

Never Stop Praying

Then you will call on 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.

— Jeremiah 29:12-13

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Christian Writings

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      3 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hey, Christian writings, I appreciated your comments. You are welcomed, and good day.

    • ChristianWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      Christian Writings 

      3 weeks ago

      Yes Brother Sean! God is present in us all, we all have the Holy Spirit alive inside of each and every one of us - if we choose to acknowledge Him.

      Blessings

    • ChristianWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      Christian Writings 

      3 weeks ago

      You are absolutely right Miebakagh! God is everywhere.

      Blessings CW

    • ChristianWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      Christian Writings 

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for your comment Dora! Yes the Word of the Lord is sharper than any 2-edged sword and I just love applying His Word to everything. His Word is life.

    • Sean Dragon profile image

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Sister, thank you for this helpful Hub! The way I started my journey it was by deciding to Love everybody unconditionally. Then I found a living God in every sister and brother!

      God bless you!

      Sean

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      4 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Christian Writing, when I was growing up as a boy, Ilearn that God is every where. If Ihid under the water drum,or any where a person can not see me, He sees and He is there. So, inmy current fellowship center the mottoris "GOd is Here."

      One can never imagine where the presence of the Great creator can not be found. A person in great desperation sit, kneel, or in their current position like the theif onthe cross has prayed and God heard and answer! What a wonderful God the world has, but alas has never taken the time to know Him well in the word!

      This is where meditation comes in, and is paramount. Have a great time hubbing!

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      4 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Dora, I agreed with you. The word of the living God is the most important tool given to a Christian. The Devil also knows it well because he used the word to tempted our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus eventually used the word against the Devil! "Thy word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee," the scripture admonished. Thanks for your input and comments, and have a great day ahead.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your wise counsel and testimony. Many Christians focus on prayer and that's a good thing; but even better is to include the Word of God in our search for intimacy with Him. Let Him have a say.

    • ChristianWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      Christian Writings 

      4 weeks ago

      You are absolutely right dear Brother Miebakagh! All we need to do is seek Him, and we will find Him. He is closer than we think, an ever-present Help in times of trouble. God bless, CW

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      4 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Christian Writings, thank for sharing such a simple, and short story. Bottom line is that God exists and rewards those who diligently seek him. Even if a person has not yet professed Christ, there is no reason why God will not answer such a person desperately seek God in prayer, because it is already written that He God made the sun and rain to benefit both the just and the ungodly. Have a nice time.

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