Daily Devotional
Are You Seeking God Diligently?

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Hebrews 11:6

Ponder This

God wants us to be diligent. When I was growing up and playing with my friends, we would sometimes go ring a doorbell and run away. The person would come to the door, and there’d be nobody there. I think sometimes we do that with God. Too often, before God ever gets there to answer the prayer, we’re gone.

Some of our prayers are easily offered and soon forgotten. No wonder we don’t inherit the promise. Some of our prayers are wandering generalities rather than specific requests. This means many of us could not even remember what we’ve prayed for—whether or not God has answered our prayer.

God wants us to be diligent and devoted. The writer says we are to diligently seek Him. Often we are seeking the blessing rather than seeking the Lord, the Blesser. We are called to seek His face, who He is. We’re not to only seek His hand, the things we can receive from Him. We are to hold onto God, even when the promise does not seem to come right away.

  • How difficult do you find it to be diligent in prayer?
  • What is the difference between seeking God’s face and merely seeking His hand? Why is it important to make the distinction between the two?

Practice This

Consider your recent prayer requests; evaluate what you have been seeking from God and how diligent you have been in seeking Him.


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