How to Seek the Kingdom of God
Contemplating the oneness of Truth while guided by the Voice of Truth produces the evolution or maturation of the soul, spirit and mind, so reality can begin to reflect Truth's immutable, divine attributes, which manifest the highest good for all. This blog reflects an ever-deepening understanding of the Truth a soul gains as its mind is renewed by Truth's pure Light.
October 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Rachel, are you saying that,
‘seeking the kingdom’ means
“spending time with the Lord”?
October 14, 2011 at 9:08 am
Hi Glenn – yes … it means daily engaging God in a very personal conversation, listening to what He has to say to you, seeking His instruction about Him and His instruction in all things, seeking/listening Him to teach you through the Bible, your circumstances and life, and His creation … it is seeking THE truth in all things from Him.
October 14, 2011 at 12:07 am
So blessed . . .thank you, Rachel! I got to listen again! 🙂 What you teach always confirms what He has me doing. One thing that I’ve found, that might encourage someone starting out, is that spending that time with God . . .it becomes addictive. 🙂 It won’t be so hard after awhile. You will HAVE to do it. As naturally as any other part of your morning routine. And I do better with mornings too, even though I’m not a morning person. That way He gives me something to think about, to take with me all throughout the day, and I like that.
God bless you as you help us stir the deep!
October 14, 2011 at 9:10 am
Hi Debbie – thanks for that encouragement and it is very true … at first it can be hard because we are so wrapped up in our own worlds and in deception about who God is and who we are … but as we persist … there is no bettter time – it is renewing, energizing, enriching, and the list goes on. 🙂 Jesus spent hours alone with God in the quiet … talking and listening – may we follow His example.
October 14, 2011 at 11:49 am
Thank you, it might seem strange to you
but I had never thought about it in that context,
I had always thought of seeking the kingdom, as more of
an outward action, like- the fields are white to harvest.
Or, do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
I had been asking the Lord for his thoughts on this subject, so
I like your interpretation. It kind of centers the kingdom,
back on the King, rather than the Subjects.
Kind of like someone threw water in my eyes,
and said, now See! It lit a candle inside of me.
October 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Hi Glenn — Luke 17:21 “nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” … most think of it as an outward thing, I use to … but it is God’s Spirit in us that changes in and out. It definitely affects our surroundings and others around us because it’s within us.
October 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm
LORD, MAKE ME A WILLING BRICK
God wants to build his church with willing bricks. He wants to fashion each brick to fit in to the building—each living stone cemented in His Love, in His Unity—so the dark world will see the Glory of His light in and through us- Each living brick conformed to his image.
Are we willing to be molded, shaped and refined by His Word? His Spirit? Will we let Jesus- (the Author and Finisher of our faith) bring us in to conformity to Himself, so that He can use us and our lives in His service? Will we permit Him to continue to bring us in to that completion He has planned for our lives?
God desires unity of heart and faith—that we be in one accord—not in division, envy, strife and jealousy.
Jesus desires willing bricks to build His church. Will we let Him shape our lives to His will and purposes?
HE HAS THE PLAN
HE HAS COUNTED THE COST
HE HAS PAID THE PRICE…TO PURCHASE US.
Where we don’t yet fit, let Him smooth the corners, polish the stones—until they reflect His Glory—as the whole creation waits for the Sons of God to come in to their own.
Today’s Prayer- LORD, MAKE ME A WILLING AND USABLE BRICK.
October 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Hi Martin – It really is all of God’s work in us … may we lay down our self-will that governs our lives and come completely under His governance in every way and area.
October 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Yes Rachel.. it comes down to relationship with Him! Growth by Surrender… amazing!
October 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Rachel, I am really appreciating
your articles, and drawing a lot
of encouragement from them.
October 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Glenn — I’m so glad. 🙂
October 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Thanks for the time and effort that you put into these videos Rachel.
Hearing you recommend a Bible with a margin of notes made me appreciate the memory of seeing hand-written notes on the pages of the Bible I have used for the last 10 years or so. It is always interesting to see what I wrote and then remember the life context–a joy or sorrow–that was the reality then.
October 18, 2011 at 9:42 am
Hi Slamdunk – I really appreciate you sharing this. I think this is an important part – it helps us to more deeply engage the instruction of the Holy Spirit.
October 18, 2011 at 7:01 am
Great instruction and suggestions on how to seek and how to make it personal!
October 18, 2011 at 9:49 am
Hi Tom, I do hope it is helpful.
October 23, 2012 at 10:40 am
Hello, my name is Denise. And I’m desiring to go deeper with my relationship with God. And I feel in my spirit that He is wanting to take me deeper. Because my relationship with my earthly father was not the best. I feel that I may have some reservations. I could use some Godly input.
October 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Hi Denise, God is close to you .. but it’s the lies and false images that keep you from seeing Him and hearing Him. Ask the God of truth to teach you about Him. It’s a personal endeavor … give Him time each morning to teach you. Read some out of the Bible seeking His instruction. Write questions and other things that come to mind. Dialogue with God … be honest … seek His counsel and how to hear His counsel. Now is the time to seek Him. I’m thankful for the desire He has put in your heart.
God will show Himself to be the most amazing Father … He has become that to me. Though I don’t “see” He is everything a perfect Father is .. protection, counsel, peace, rest, power, joy .. amazing pure love to me.
There is a lot on my blog and on my YouTube channel about seeking and hearing from God. It will help you on your walk with Him. http://www.youtube.com/stirringthedeep
November 5, 2012 at 10:07 am
I too struggle with my relationship with the Lord. I am now seeking him more than any other point in my life- i need to know my purpose. I have been thru many disappointments with relationships – failed marriages. And I know he is the only one that will never let me down. i also know he wants consistency from me… how do i establish that? How do i hear him? I could use any help.
November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm
It is a blessed to desire to hunger and thirst for Him and His righteousenss … I don’t know your walk but He does. But you must come to Him removing all images and seek to be taught by Him about Him. Religion has greated many false images … you have to let go of these and seek Him in spirit and truth. If you seek, you will find.
God is love with honor and truth. Seek to know His love .. to be taught it through your life and experiences.
Spend consistent time each morning pouring your heart out and listening to His stirrings in your spirit. Write down your thoughts as you spend that time. Seek to be taught by Him through the Word. He desires a true intimate communion with you.. give Him this and let Him build His place in you.
November 7, 2012 at 11:02 am
Thank you Rachel,
I will continue my walk….. And i will dedicate time each morning to talk with and listen to him..
January 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm
I am struggling reading and praying and hate it . Help
January 15, 2013 at 10:45 am
Hi Jan … I would love to help … send me an email – email@example.com
October 9, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Rachel wat happens if I worked hard to make my hair grow, my relationship with god is great and I pray alot for it, but nothing seems to happen since 2001, and its 2013 going on 2014, it seems that god will never answer that prayer, on other sites pple are saying that god might be saying NO!!! And I’ve been patient.
March 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Thank you, your message was very helpful.