Verses for Assurance When Seeking God and Sitting Among Friends #49


In Acts 17, Paul visits Athens. What he notices is their city of full of idols. There is one particular altar that is dedicated, “To An Unknown God”. Paul addresses the people who seem to be seeking everything, even the unknown.

Not much is different than today. People are constantly seeking unknown gods. Seeking fulfillment in nearly everything except the source of life. We try to find it everywhere. In work, hobbies, and activities, family and friends.

We are left empty. Seeking More.
Christian people do much of the same. We are guilty of filling our time gaps with all of these things in pursuit of this one thing. This purpose, this fulfillment that can’t just seem to be met no matter how hard we try.

I am going to write a series here called Seeking God Series, where we are going to take in God’s Word. My purpose is this one thing. This thing we seem to be missing. This thing we are in hot pursuit of, only to be left empty-handed.

His name is Jesus.

We are going to be learning and living and breathing Him in. We are going to be seeking His heart so we can find our identity in Him and not in the unknown.
We will get to know God so we can know who we are in Him.

How are we going to do this? Great Question!

This will be our first post and all the remaining posts will be on Sundays. I want us to start the week with a dose of verses to cling to throughout the whole week.

God has left us all He wants us to know about Him, about us, in the pages of Scripture. If we are in Christ, He has given us the Holy Spirit to lead us, guide us, convict us, and teach us.

There is one way to know God. We have to dive into His Word! We are going to do just that. One concept at a time. Learning and Holding tight to scripture to get us through all of our life’s circumstances.

We are going to hide His Word deep in our hearts so when times of uncertainty flow from our lives, we can bathe in the certainty of God’s Word.

We are going to be able to breathe out the truth when we are filled with the unknown and with lies that seem bigger than we are.

How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? Psalm 13:2 (NLT)

Let’s Not give the enemy the upper hand. Let’s combat him with the Word just as Christ did!

Are you ready friends?

Let’s Be honest, if you are here, you are seeking. That’s awesome and completely excites me. Let’s Get started! I am glad you are here!

As believers in Christ, we want to know God personally, intimately, and deeply and the great news is… we can!

If you are not yet sure, take a look at these verses and pray over them.
You can start with the assurance of this verse.

Matthew 7:7-8 (BSB) Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

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We want to seek God wholeheartedly, just as Hezekiah did. Then we, too, will prosper in the will of God.

Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered. 2 Chronicles 31:21 (NASB)

Why do we want to seek God? Why do we want to do His will wholeheartedly by faith?
We are told by the author of Hebrews because without faith it is impossible to please God. We want to please God because we love Him and there we will find our rewards, His blessings.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

I love this next verse. It always reminds me of the hope I have in Christ. To See Him face to face. Oh, what a glorious day that will be!

You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” Psalm 27:8 (ESV)

Finally, David, gave instructions to his son Solomon to serve God wholeheartedly and willfully.

I used to believe that spending time in God’s Word was a task. A to-do. Put it on the list and mark it off. That didn't excite me or keep me very dedicated. Especially because I am a procrastinator and my to-do can always wait until to-morrow. Not my time with God. 

Now, I realize this is a relationship I depend so deeply on. This verse reminds me of God’s Authority over my life and King over All. It puts me in proper placement to Him. It also reminds me that He will be there when I seek Him. I love to know of my unchangeable God.

"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9 (NIV)

We can use these verses to be reminded to Seek God. We can be reminded that when we do, we will surely find Him.

Knowing God’s Word is key to having His truth reign in our lives.

I am excited to start this new series and am excited for us to learn and seek God in the pages of His Heart!

Looking for some verses to encourage you in your everyday walk with Christ? Comment below and let me know what you are looking for.

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17 comments :

  1. Thank you Jaime for the link-up. I love Dr. Bengston or Michelle as I call her. We've met several times now and love her to pieces. So glad you featured her this week.

    Also, I received my box yesterday. WOOHOO! Those socks are so, so cute. THANK YOU!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by this week, Deborah. I am excited you received your box and that you like the socks. They are super cute. Have a great week!

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  2. So good to see Michelle's face featured here today! Thanks for your faithful Wednesday welcome!

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    1. Happy to feature friends here! There are so many great writers and faithful servants to the Lord that I just can't help but share everyone's work. Thanks for stopping by this week, friend!

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  3. I'm so glad that you're doing this series, Jaime. I'm certain it will spiritually impact so many. Thanks also for the linkup, my friend! Always great to be here.

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    1. Glad you are here this week, Beth. I do hope this will impact as many has God has purposed for it. After all, God's Word does not return void and if goes out He will accomplish what He will with it. Thanks again for being here every week, friend!

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  4. I have for sure sought to fill that God-sized hole with many things and you are right they leave us empty. The one thing I found that never leaves me empty is Himself and I love books and words so I feel closest to Him when I am reading my Bible. In my journey I have learned to lay aside some of the things I was unknowingly using to try and "feel" better, and I know now to go straight to Him with the good AND the bad instead of humming and pretending I am not hurting or weary. He is such a perfect Father! I am glad you are doing this series. Be praying for me, I am really trying to let God help me get my life in order. The unroutineness and family circumstances have worn me out and I need wisdom and balance. Thanks so much for hosting each week, friend. PS: What you wrote about "seeking the unknowns" was convicting. It's a good one.

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  5. The Word is the only assurance with feet! And so sweet to see Dr. Michelle over here!

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  6. Thanks so much for joining me on the journey to share hope, HIS hope. I have found that when we are willing to share our story, our testimony, that's when He gives beauty for ashes, and it brings light to others' dark places. There is no greater joy for me than to bring hope to someone else's place of despair. Somehow that makes my own past places of hurt have meaning. #HopePrevails!

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  7. Jamie- Excited to read more about what you have in store for us. I've filled myself up with other things, but He was missing. I too, sometimes put off spending time with Him because I think other things need my attention.
    I feel better when I fill myself up with Him.
    Dr. Bengston's book is great! Definitely a resource I will share!
    Blessings to you both!
    Julie

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  8. Can't wait to read the rest of the series! Thanks for hosting the link up:)

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  9. Thank you for hosting! I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Acts is my favorite book and this lesson has great points to learn from. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I enjoy reading what you write every week. Thanks for writing it.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

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  11. Thank you for standing up for truth about a relationship with Christ and the foundation of His Word!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely site with us here at Tell me a Story. I recently used the story of Paul on Mars Hill in a teaching at our praying over our city meeting. Many out there know little about the Unknown God and we are to pray for hearts to understand how much God loves them by sending his son to die for them. Many serve the other gods instead of the true God and they need the truth.

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  13. Thank you for sharing these on LMM, Jamie. These are certainly timely verses!

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  14. Hi Jaime,
    What a great series this will be! When I allow other things to fill too much space in my heart, I begin to determine my peace based on them rather than on Christ. Then I find myself overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated. Keeping my eyes on Him - keeping on in the seeking of Him is the only true peace and fulfillment! Can't wait to join you along the journey! Thanks, friend, for being a part of #MomentsofHope! You are a blessing!
    Lori

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Seek Him First! Today's Bible Reading

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

It is of utmost importance that you know that Christ died for you. He died for all sinners so that our relationship with Him could be restored.

Because of His sacrifice on the cross we can have peace. Are you seeking more peace today? Peace of the soul can only be given through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

I hope that you, too, know the saving grace of an amazing God.
If you have questions about how to know more you can email me at youresewtrendy@gmail.com

2 Timothy 1:7

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