Matthew 7:7 (NET) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

Gbemi started noticing a spiritual weariness creeping in. It wasn’t linked to any specific wrongdoing, but he sensed a significant dip in his faith – lower than he’d felt in a while. This made it clear to him that he needed an extra boost of grace for the journey ahead. (Think of God’s grace like a kind of spiritual life force – you can have an abundance of it or be running low.) Even though Gbemi had ASKED God to increase his grace and faith, he didn’t see an immediate change in his spirit. That’s when he realized it was time to take action and SEEK. He chose to embark on a period of fasting to seek the Lord’s guidance. During this time, God revealed areas in Gbemi’s life that didn’t align with His divine plan. Gbemi repented and made the necessary adjustments right away.

The Lord wanted to elevate Gbemi to a higher level of grace and glory, but his current state of heart couldn’t fully embrace it. Gbemi received an infusion of grace when he dedicated time to seek the Lord’s face and get spiritually aligned.

Occasionally, when we ask for help and it doesn’t immediately come, it could be a sign that it’s time to SEEK. Many times, Christians find that when they earnestly seek the Lord through prayer and fasting, their grace multiplies. This results in an increased ability to confront strong spiritual challenges and command difficult situations in line with God’s will.

As you go about your day, make it a habit to earnestly seek the Lord. Remember, when you seek, you will find – because God is your loving Father.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, empower me to seek you earnestly and align myself with your will and strength. Amen.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

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