The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Matthew 6 33 Righteousness Digital Art by Beverly Guilliams

God rewards those who seek Him. We can understand seeking riches and being rewarded. For example, Robert Ballard, an oceanographer, and marine geologist, sought after the wreck of the Titanic for many years. He discovered this earthly treasure in 1985, and the rewards for finding this lost passenger ship were immense.

Many people spend their lives seeking out treasures of this world only to find that true fulfillment is seeking the Lord. God rewards those who seek Him not with worldly things, but spiritually. Think about how many people are seeking the Lord as you read this through prayer. It would be amazing to know what the impact those prayers will be on them and others.

Our Choices Have Consequences

Choices we make in our journey of faith have consequences. Romans 2:7 He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness.[1]

Cornelius sought the Lord in prayer and God answered his prayer in a special way. Acts 10:30 Cornelius replied, “Four days ago I was praying in my house about this same time, three o’clock in the afternoon. Suddenly, a man in dazzling clothes was standing in front of me. 31 He told me, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God! 32 Now send messengers to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. He is staying in the home of Simon, a tanner who lives near the seashore.’ 33 So I sent for you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here, waiting before God to hear the message the Lord has given you.” [2]

The Lord Wants us to Seek Him

Our relationship with the Lord is not to be passive. He does not call us to sit and wait while He showers gifts upon us. He wants us to actively pursue Him. This is what we see Cornelius and Peter doing in our story.

Both spend time in prayer seeking the Lord. Matthew 6:33Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. [3] Wherever you are in your understanding of Scripture, our Lord wants you to seek Him through His word and prayer. He longs to speak to you through His word and with the Holy Spirit to guide you, tell about His love for you. As we seek the Lord, we will find greater meaning in His plan for us.

God rewards those who seek Him. To find out more:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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