Seeking More

Let me continually offer the sacrifice of praise to You, oh God, that is, the fruit of my lips, giving thanks to Your name. Help me not to forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices You are well pleased. I will do my best to obey those who rule over me and be submissive for they watch out for my soul, and they will give account for how they lead. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for me, for I am confident that I have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I am especially urged to do this. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make me complete in every good work to do His will, working in me what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 13:14-21) 

Holy Spirit, Jesus said: Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. “Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Take heed, watch, and pray; for you do not know when the time is. “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.” “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. Help me to offer my body as living a sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is my spiritual act of worship. I refuse to conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of my mind. So I will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will. For I say, through the grace given to me, I will not think of myself more highly than I ought to think, but to think with sound judgment, according to the measure of faith God has distributed to every person, especially to me. For just as a person has many parts in one body, and not all parts have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and all are parts of one another. We have diverse gifts according to the grace that is given to us; if prophecy, according to the proportion of faith; if service, in serving; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with generosity; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Teach me to rejoice in hope, learn to be patient in tribulation, and always continue steadfastly in prayer. [Matthew 6:33; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 22:37(CSB); Mark 13:33; Mark 16:15-18(NIV); John 4:23-24; John 14:12-14; Romans 12:1-8,v12] 

Grace and peace I seek from You, my God, my Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for my sins to rescue me from the present evil age, according to the will of my God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:3-5)