THE 1ST STEP TO RECEIVING ANYTHING FROM GOD IS LOCATING HIS WILL.
AMP Eph 5:17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
THE REASON WRONG STUFF IS HAPPENING IS BECAUSE MAN HAS A FREE WILL AND CAN CHOOSE.
KEY #2 ASK… IN FAITH
Matt 7:7 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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
KEY #3 SEEK…
Heb 11:6 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.
MSG anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.
NKJ Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’
AMP I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward].
Deut 4:29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
1 Chro 28:9 As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
2 Chro 15:2 and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
4 But in their distress they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord
SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND.
SEEKING IS WHERE SOME WORK COMES IN…
DEFINITION TO SEEK: TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO FIND. TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO LOCATE. TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO DISCOVER.
LOCATE THE WILL OF GOD… ASK… THEN SEEK….
(Heb 11:6) BBE “He is a rewarder of those who make a serious search for him”
OUR SEARCHING IS NOT JUST A HEAD SEARCH BUT A SPIRIT LEAD SEARCH.
Luke 15:8 Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’
WHY DON’T PEOPLE SEARCH TILL THEY FIND?
Ps 119:2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,
Who seek Him with all their heart.
Lam 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the person who seeks Him.
Prov 28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all things.
Amos 5:4 For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel,
“Seek Me that you may live.