Intensity of Desire:

A Critical Factor in Receiving from God

Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there you shall seek the Lord your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Jeremiah 29:13 You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

2 Chronicles 15:4 But when in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold

Joel 2:12 “Yet even now,” says the Lord, “turn to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.”

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

James 4:2  . . . You don’t have, because you don’t ask.

1 Corinthians 12:31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. . . .

Emphasis mine.




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