Looking for Answers

bt-contemplation“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Mat 7:7-8 NKJ)

 My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. (Psa 49:3 NKJ)

 Jesus gave us some good advice earlier when he told us to, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Mat 6:33-34 NKJ)

 To seek means to search for, try to find, look for.  What better way to seek out an answer to a particular problem than to meditate on the Word, to look for a Kingdom solution.  Another word we might use is contemplation.  Ray Simpson, the author of ‘Exploring Celtic Spirituality,’ says. “Contemplative prayer is natural, unprogrammed; it is perpetual openness to God so that in the openness his concerns can flow in and out of our minds as he wills.” Let’s be honest, when you’re searching for that one piece in a 1000 piece jig-saw, any help you can get is welcomed.  The answer may not always come quickly for sometimes our Father wants us to find the answer to a problem, but also learn from the process, that way we not only discover what we’re looking for, but we also discover more about God and who we are.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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