Search And You Will Find What you Are Looking For!!What are You Looking For?
A Jesus Quote Do Onto Others
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and a door will open. What person is there among you who, if their child asks for bread, will give him a piece of concrete? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake? If you then, being self gratifying, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Whatever you want people to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
The last sentence of this quote sort of sums everything up. It is the same as the introductory sentence of this website. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” There are a couple of different events within these words. The first event begins by asking us to search and ask questions and we will find what we are looking for. This of itself requires each of us to be in student mode by asking questions just as the disciples of Jesus asked him questions, we should do the same. This of itself applies to many different areas of life. From our personal life, family life to our professional life what we search for we will find. Whatever it is I am looking for I will find if I look for it.
God is not asking us to search just for anything He is asking us to search and ask Him for advice. You may ask, How do I do this? I have found that when I have questions of God I use these principles to answer any question that I may have. I also find that God will answer these questions in a multitude of ways. From reading scripture, through another person, or some action that may occur. I am certain that it is God when the answer aligns itself with the principles that God quotes through Jesus Christ.
There is no greater value in life than to experience this. When we are students seeking God we also teach others by being concerned enough to ask them questions and then correlating answers from these principles. Remember every relationship with God is personal. So we have to find answers that are only applicable to each of our lives that relate to these principles.
When I seek answers to questions for my own gratification I have defeated myself. This is also provided because we will find answers that will exploit our own righteousness. This in turn separates us from God and the people that are closest to us in our lives. When we ask seeking to be of service to God we become selfless putting the Kingdom of God at the head of our search.
Doing this will give a person the insight to give good gifts to our children, family, and anyone that comes into our lives. Without it we are giving our own greed and desires of which nobody wants.
By being diligent in our search for the Kingdom of God, we acquire the spirit of these principles taught by Jesus. This gives us purpose and wisdom to live our lives in a meaningful way.
Seeking or searching is the foundation for all understanding. Without a desire to learn we are caught up into justifying our own desires of our mind. We become caught in an endless search of happiness but are unable to find.
Combine these teachings with the desires of our heart and prosperity will surely follow in any endeavor we choose to pursue. All of these things are measured back in the form of our own happiness in life.
First Seek and ask God about His principles, then His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Then whatever you want people to do to you, do also to them, this is the Law and the Prophets.
Remember when reading any quotes from Jesus, it is important to read them selflessly as a student and a parable to life. In doing this, look for continuity within other quotes and multiple applications to your life. Please keep in mind my opinions are a reflection of my view of the quotes of Jesus. Reading them as a parable allows everyone the opportunity to digest the content selflessly on their own level.