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He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him...
« on: September 19, 2009, 06:41:41 AM »
What does that mean to you? Heb 11:6

Note:  He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that seek Him.
          He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that obey Him.
          He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that praise Him or honor Him or pray to Him or spread His Word or read His Word or anything else.

So what would it mean -does it mean to you to "diligently seek Him". What does "seek" mean to you. For that matter what does reward mean to you.

What does it mean to you -not what the Bible says about it -to you personally in your relationship with Him -up close and personal.

Even if you don't write anything - it's good to ponder it, yes? :)
 
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       GOD guides ,strengthens and protects me.  GOD loves me.  GOD provides for me.  Those things taken together are reward
enough for me.  Thank you JESUS ,Amen.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 07:06:49 AM »
Great question, great post - loving this! Up close and personal is right up my alley!   ::clappingoverhead::

To diligently seek Him to me means that my focus is totally on Him, loving Him, listening to Him, worshiping Him with none of my own desires in my mind.

His instant reward for me is just when He loves me back, a love that's so real, so passionate, so accepting, let alone feeling a total peace, a real peace (not as the world gives) that I don't need to worry about anything and a joy that no one can take from me.

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" James 4:8

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 07:18:13 AM »
James 4:8 ---that's m'girl, renewed mind   ::smile::

I thought I would also add into the mix -Jeremiah 9:23
From my memory:  Let he who is strong  not boast (glory) in his strength and he that is rich let him not boast of his riches and he that is wise let him not boast of his wisdom. But he that does boast boast of this that he knows and understands me.

(boast, also glory in KJV)



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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 07:29:18 AM »
James 4:8 ---that's m'girl, renewed mind   ::smile::

I thought I would also add into the mix -Jeremiah 9:23
From my memory:  Let he who is strong  not boast (glory) in his strength and he that is rich let him not boast of his riches and he that is wise let him not boast of his wisdom. But he that does boast boast of this that he knows and understands me.

(boast, also glory in KJV)




 ::amen!::   Just hungry to know Him more    ::nodding::

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2009, 07:30:57 AM »
 GOD guides ,strengthens and protects me.  GOD loves me.  GOD provides for me.  Those things taken together are reward
enough for me.  Thank you JESUS ,Amen.

That's only the incidental part B ---the meat of the question is part A.
(Doesn't have to be answered in a post though.)

What does it mean to diligently seek Him - to you, without quoting the Bible  - to you personally...

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 08:09:18 AM »
What does that mean to you? Heb 11:6

Note:  He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that seek Him.
          He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that obey Him.
          He didn't say He is a rewarder of those that praise Him or honor Him or pray to Him or spread His Word or read His Word or anything else.

So what would it mean -does it mean to you to "diligently seek Him". What does "seek" mean to you. For that matter what does reward mean to you.

What does it mean to you -not what the Bible says about it -to you personally in your relationship with Him -up close and personal.

Even if you don't write anything - it's good to ponder it, yes? :)
Thanks

Good thought-provoking post.  Manna to you.  I looked up "diligent" in Webster's dictionary.  This is what I found:

diligent - from the Latin "diligens", from present participle of "diligere - to eteem, love.
To be "diligent" - characterized by a steady, earnest, and energetic effort.
The word "diligently" is an adverb, which shows action.

We are to diligently seek God - it is a steady, earnest and energetic effort on our part.  We are seeking the One whom we esteem very highly and love with all our heart.

What a wonderful journey we are on!  I am encouraged by the words in Hebrews 12:1-3 "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before hiim endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds."

If we diligently seek Him, God will give us the strength we need to overcome any weariness we may experience in our Christian walk.

This post is very encouraging and thought-provoking for me as I have been battling a bit of depression for a while now. 

God Bless.

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009, 08:20:20 AM »
I think that the reward is Father Himself. I think that this topic is expressed in a couple of Jesus' parables also.

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   I know all I need to know.  I'm blissfully happy in my ignorance.  All I need is what I have GOD"S LOVE  aMEN.

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2009, 08:30:56 AM »
To me personally-

Dilligently seek= To continue along the path of my life. No matter the pot holes, no matter the vague and/or faulty directions offered, no matter the inticements to simply stop. To see the Light ahead, and hopefully be a light ahead.

The destination may be the goal, but the reward is in the journey.

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2009, 02:52:05 PM »
...steady, earnest, energetic effort...  ::smile::  ::smile::

Ahh...music to me soul.

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2009, 03:00:32 PM »
I haven't read all the posts on this thread, but the verse quoted from Hebrews 11 is very good.

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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2009, 03:04:20 PM »
To me personally-

Dilligently seek= To continue along the path of my life. No matter the pot holes, no matter the vague and/or faulty directions offered, no matter the inticements to simply stop. To see the Light ahead, and hopefully be a light ahead.

The destination may be the goal, but the reward is in the journey.
The path is the reward as they say.  :)

I see you capitalized Light ---as it should be, my bro.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009, 03:05:42 PM »
I think that the reward is Father Himself.

Ahh, very profound, yes.  :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2009, 03:16:23 PM »
The Maker of all the galaxies, the Sustainer of all there is, the Provider of every creature large and small ---the Infinite and the Infinitesimal----says to us through Jeremiah...but he who must glory glory in this -that he knows and understands me...

How does one do that? I mean alone by yourself --phone off the hook - hours by yourself free---up close and personal ---how?   You don't have to answer.

Be still and know that I am God....what does that mean?
You don't have to answer.