He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. —Hebrews 11:6
This verse does not say that God rewards casual acquaintances or with those who know something about Him. It says God rewards those who diligently seek Him. "Knowing God" means to have an intimate relationship with Him. Jesus rejects lukewarm relationships (Revelation 3:15-16). He desires all your love, all your passion, and all your commitment.
If you are in a trial where the devil has stopped you in your tracks, don't become bitter or talk about it. That will only compound the problem. Find yourself a closet. Climb up the mountain of God. Like Jacob, declare, "Lord, I will not let thee go unless thou bless me" (Genesis 32:26).
There is help to be found in the closet of prayer (Matthew 6:6). God said, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).
The promises of God are "yea" and "amen" (2 Corinthians 1:20). God's promises will not fall to the ground powerless if you will fall to your knees in prayer, proclaiming God's Word with authority and speaking forth His promises.
Father, On my knees, I cry out to You knowing that
You hear and answer my prayers. Thank you
for the privilege of prayer. Amen.
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