Seeking the truth of God’s word is an integral part of the Christian life. How does a believer seek the truth? You won’t find it by reading the latest self-help book, you won’t find it by watching the news, and you will rarely find it by asking a friend. The best way to seek truth is through prayer and reading the Bible. God sees right into our hearts and knows every thought that has led us to this point. A famous saying is, “live your truth.” The phrase, live your truth, involves your thoughts and feelings. It may be your truth and feel right, but often our truth is our selfish desires. To come together in unity, we all must be following the same voice, God’s voice!
We have busy, hectic lives, running around trying to cram more into a day than humanly possible. Often alone or quiet time with God is the last thing on our to-do list. Spending time alone pondering God is a spiritual discipline. If we don’t find time to be alone with God, our lives usually wind up in a tangled mess of frustration. Do you make the wrong decision because you didn’t think it through in the light of God? Are you irritable and snapping at people because you have no patience? These are warning signs that you must slow down and seek the father. We must make it a priority to commune with God. That is where we find our peace.
Sometimes, we need to get away, slow down, and think. We try to get away to ponder our circumstances and situations, but thinking without the direction of God can be dangerous. The truth that we need, the truth that will set us free, is God’s truth. John says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (8:32 KJV).
Here are three ways to seek God’s truth in your life.
- Study the Word of God. It is so important that we know and understands the Word of God. It is a compass that will keep us from going astray from God. Billy Graham says, “If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.”
- Pray. Many scriptures in the Bible encourage us to pray. We need to pray for God’s spiritual growth in our lives and others and God’s will. Paul reminds Timothy, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people—” (I Timothy 2:1 NIV)
- Memorize God’s Word. Charles Spurgeon says, “The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the bookcase.” The Bible tells us to hide God’s word in our hearts so that we might not sin against him. (Psalm 119:11).
In a busy world, we need to slow down, pay attention, and spend time with God. The only way we can unite for God’s kingdom is for all of us to hear and follow the same voice. That is the voice of the Holy Spirit.