Text: Amos 5: 4. For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:
Having the desire for a beautiful and successful life is good, these are all thoughts that run through the heart of men.
But God wants us to understand this day, how we can unlock these desires of our heart.
As a believer, it pleases God to give us the kingdom and every good thing of life.
But we must work by God’s standard alone.
Beloved the key to accessing good things of life is found in one activity which is; “Seeking God first”.
Make God your uttermost priority and life pursuit.
Channel all your energy of seeking money, pleasure, and fame into seeking God alone.
Everything we desire was created by Him.
He gives knowledge and strength to get wealth, He gives ideas that attracts treasures, He blesses and no one curses.
Why spend more time in pursuit of money and lesser time with God?
Why spend more time in pleasure and lesser time with God?
Our life will suddenly change when we shift our hunger for these worldly things to seeking God.
To seek God means to know Him, to build intimacy with Him, to get directions from Him, to let Him Lord over your life, to set Him above all.
The Bible tells us,
Matthew 6: 31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
What are the things you crave for?
Is it a spouse? The key is seeking God.
Is it a good business? The key is seeking God.
Is it an academic degree? The key is seeking God.
Whatever good thing it is that your heart desires, it is found in God alone.
Beloved, begin today by devoting a portion of your time in meeting with God.
Let God be your everything.
Let His word (Your Bible) be your best friend and partner.
I tell you the truth, things will suddenly change and fall in your favor at pleasant places.
Our anchor text reveals to us one major benefit of seeking the Lord, which is life.
Another great benefit is peace. A man that seeks God before taking any decision or step, will never make mistakes.
Psalm 37: 4. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
My prayer for you is a fresh hunger and ever burning passion to always walk with the Lord, a passion that will draw you to Him at every second and minute of your life, a passion that will keep His word aflame in your consciousness and even your subconscious in Jesus’ name.