SEEK GOD WHOLEHEARTEDLY

Jan 9, 2024

DAY EIGHT OF FASTING

Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.

The above scripture means that there are seasons God has scheduled in His calendar to make Himself seeable and touchable.

Isaiah 45:15; “You are God who hides Yourself.”  If God chooses to hide Himself, you won’t find Him no matter how much you seek.

What is the condition for finding God? Scripture says; “If you seek me with all of your heart, you will find Me.” (Jeremiah 29:13). God will not reveal Himself to half-hearted seekers because His appearance and encounters are not cheap.

As we have embarked on seeking the Lord these twenty-one days, I pray you will give Him all your attention and not half-hearted seeking. You have to cast yourself into Him a hundred per cent if you want to see His manifestation.

Hebrews 12:1-2 …let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares [us,] and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of [our] faith…

I pray you shut out anything that is begging for your attention in this season and seek God. As the saying goes; “focus is blind.” Keep your eyes on Jesus.

Of all the many things you have tried and done, what have you achieved out of all that? Give God a chance by giving Him a hundred percent attention in whatever spiritual engagement He guides you to do; prayer, seeking and fasting, for it is guaranteed that we shall find Him if we seek Him with all our hearts.

And if we haven’t found Him, the mistake is not with Him but with us. That means that we haven’t done our seeking wholeheartedly.

Romans 10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

Whether you are a Jew or gentile, educated or not, barbarian or free slave, God has the same standard and sees you as an individual. This is because every dealing of God with a man is based on the state of his or her heart.

If you are not seeing results in the spiritual activities you are engaged in, the error is not with God but with you. Make these twenty-one days count by doing whatever it takes to shut out every distraction and give it one hundred per cent commitment.

The attitude you carry in this season is what will determine the experience you will have with God and how high you will rise. This is because He has made Himself available at the call of anyone who gives in their whole heart and attention.

In 1 Kings 21:27-29, Ahab finally drew God’s attention. If a wicked king with a stench of destruction could humble himself and get God’s attention, what about you, a child of God?

Wicked as Ahab was, he believed and took in the word. He was saddened and went on a fast. God saw a degree of fear Ahab had for Him and He relented. It is your attitude and how much of the word you take that draws God’s attention.

God is looking for whole-hearted full attention so, give it to Him. Don’t be religious or professional but like that woman who found Jesus sitting in the house of Simon the Leper:

Matthew 26:6-8 And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured [it] on His head as He sat [at the table.] But when His disciples saw [it,] they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?

The religious men called it a waste but the woman knew what she wanted. That is what I call whole-hearted seeking where you do not care about the environment or who is looking at you because you know what you want: the savior, deliverer, has come and the only chance you have is now.

If you adopt this mindset as you fast, pray, and seek God, you will see results you have never seen before because God is faithful and has offered Himself to every believer. However, it remains your choice; how much of Him you have and how far you want to go with Him.

Seek Him deeper, release every ounce of energy and all the attention on the inside of you to keep your eyes on Him.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.