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How To Seek The Kingdom of God

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How to Seek the Kingdom of God

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

24 thoughts on “How To Seek The Kingdom of God

  1. Rachel, are you saying that,
    ‘seeking the kingdom’ means
    “spending time with the Lord”?

    Thanks, Glenn

    • 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.

  2. 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!

    • 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. LORD, MAKE ME A WILLING BRICK
    A REFLECTION
    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.

  5. Rachel, I am really appreciating
    your articles, and drawing a lot
    of encouragement from them.

  6. 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.

    • 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.

  7. Great instruction and suggestions on how to seek and how to make it personal!

  8. 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.

    • 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

  9. Hi,
    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.
    thanks,
    Mark

    • Hi Mark,

      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.

      Rachel

  10. Thank you Rachel,
    I will continue my walk….. And i will dedicate time each morning to talk with and listen to him..

    God Bless,

    Mark

  11. Hi

    I am struggling reading and praying and hate it . Help

    Jan

  12. Thank you, your message was very helpful.

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