What an exciting time it is in the life of a Christian when they have the
privilege of a lifetime spent seeking the Lord. The promises are spelled out in the scriptures. There are rewards for a nation such as having your prayers heard, sins forgiven, and the land healed. Individuals can expect to have life, righteousness rain down, get rewards, have a heart which rejoices, and not want for any good thing. Further, upon seeking God, one can expect to be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger, to have His hand upon them for good, and to be delivered from fear. Finally, He assures that if we seek Him, He will be found. What great blessings these are for those who, like the hart, “panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.” (Psalm 42:1)
Believers are not left without direction on how to seek the Lord. The Bible contains jewels of scripture which counsel to seek Him with all your heart, to seek him first, early, continually, and diligently. Seek to dwell in His house all the days of your life, to behold His beauty, and to connect with Him in His temple. (Psalm 27:4) Colossians 3:1 encourages one to “seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”
As you seek to familiarize yourselves with places to seek God, I encourage you to read the references included as they will help you find a better understanding of how God works through these situations. Just as He was with the peoples of old, He is with each and every one today. He is there in the deepest valleys as well as on the highest mountain tops. He is trustworthy and diligent in the wilderness and whirlwind. He is dynamic and strong as in the fire, storm, waters, and the deep. He is awesome and sovereign in His omnipresent providence through the harvest, the heavens, and the wonders.
As your spirit connects to God, in His Holy Temple and His gift through the Blood of The Lamb, both which reveal their completeness in His Word, may you encounter The supreme Father, God, in all His power and majesty as the Psalmist writes in, Psalm 42:7 “Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.”
This Teacher's Guide is meant to accompany the book, Little Hart, by Marion W. Richardson.