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Ask, seek, knock

Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him? (Job 22:2; NLT).

If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it (Psalm 50:7,12; NLT).

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12; NIV).


Father,

There is nothing I can do
To impress you.

Neither do you need my help
In any way.

Yet still you love me,
And desire my love.

So I’ll keep on
Seeking you,

And  knocking at your door,
Until it opens.

Then I will see you,
Face to face, at last,

And know you fully,
Just as I am fully known.

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Heaven is NOW!

 

Heaven is now,
For God the Father
Is around us,
And within.

Heaven is now,
For God the Son
Dwells in us,
Despite our sin.

Heaven is now,
For God the Spirit 
Fills us – heart, and soul
And mind.

Heaven is now, 
For we are one
With the God we seek,
And find.

 

References

The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NIV).

We do not have a great high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).

You have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you (1 John 2:27; NLT).

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

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When I feel lonely

 

Lord,
When I feel lonely
And depression fills my mind,

I hear the words
You said on earth:

Seek God,
And you will find.

Lord,
When I’ve offended you, 
And sorrow fills my heart,

I hear the words
You said on earth:

Turn back
For a fresh start. 

Lord,
When I reach paradise,
And you receive my soul,

I’ll hear the words
You said on earth:

Your faith
Has made you whole.

 

References 

Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT). 

Turn from your wicked ways and start doing things right (Jeremiah 35:15; NLT).

Your faith has made you well (Luke 8:48; NLT).

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Seeking you

 

Lord,

I’d rather spend 
My whole life 
Seeking you 
Without success,  

Than search 
For any other ‘god’ –
And find!

References

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT). 

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

You must acknowledge no God but me (Hosea 13:4; NLT).

There is no other god but me! (Deuteronomy 32:39; NLT).

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked (Psalm 84:10; NLT).

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Lost in you

Many thanks to my friend Graham, who sent me an email that triggered this prayer.

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT).

The Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17; NLT).

How kind the Lord is! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

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Lost in you, Lord God,
I find your comfort.

Lost in you, Lord God,
I find release.

Lost in you, Lord God,
I find your kindness.

Lost in you, Lord God,
I find your peace.  

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Worship in the dark

Seek God
In your wilderness;

Bless him
In your fear. 

Thank him
In your suffering;

Praise him, 
He is near.

Find God 
In your desert;

Love him
In your heart.

Serve him
In your ruins;

Worship
In the dark.

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Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT). 

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (Matthew 4:1; NLT).

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV). 

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it! (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart (Luke 10:27; NLT).

I am like an eagle owl, like little owl among the ruins (Psalm 102:6; CSB).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

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I find you

Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT). 

There is […] one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NET).

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NKJV).

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I find you in the living world 
Around me.

I find you, Lord,
In everyone I greet.

I find you during prayer 
And contemplation.

I find you in my soul, Lord,
Where we meet.

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