O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
To earnestly seek the Lord, to long in your innermost being to know more about Jesus Christ, you must set your mind to do so. It is not an experiential moment in which you are waiting for a feeling or an emotion to affirm that the Lord has spoken to you.
Rather, it is an intentional, deliberate, daily effort at humbly and sincerely trying to find out more about God. If you’re going to seek the Lord, you simply must purpose to do it and trust Him to answer your heart’s cry.
The primary ways to learn more about God are to read His Word and communicate with Him in prayer. Perhaps you sometimes feel inundated with admonitions to read the Bible and pray, read the Bible and pray. There is a reason. These vital pursuits must be accomplished in earnest before your understanding of Christ is deepened.
The Holy Bible is a product of the mind and heart of God. It is the principal tool He uses to reveal Himself to us. He communicates to us through His Word and His Holy Spirit, and we communicate to Him through prayer.
Yet you also should consciously determine that in your conversations, Scripture study, church attendance, reading, and service, you will be tenacious in longing to discover His will and His ways. These are all methods in which we learn more about God. These are also the ways in which we are richly rewarded with the truly good things in life.
Lord, just as I set my clocks, tune my instruments, and program my computer, let me also set my mind to seek after You through study, prayer, and contemplation.