God Rewards Those Who Diligently Pursue Him

by Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Judges 13:12-14 – So Manoah asked him, “When your words come true, what kind of rules should govern the boy’s life and work?” 13The angel of the LORD replied, “Be sure your wife follows the instructions I gave her. 14 She must not eat grapes or raisins, drink wine or any other alcoholic drink, or eat any forbidden food.”

Manoah’s response when he finally got to talk to the angel that had spoken already to his wife is instructive. Up to this point, he had just heard what his wife said the angel said.

Pay attention to his opening statement in verse 12, “When your words come true…”

Talk to God in faith about that which He has placed on your heart. They that come to God must first believe that He is and that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently pursue Him.

Don’t allow doubt and unbelief to cloud your vision.

Note also the request he makes, “what kind of rules should govern the boy’s life and work?”

When God speaks to us initially about His purpose for us, don’t stop there. Inquire further of the Lord for specific instructions concerning what He has placed on your heart and/or has given you as a passion.

There may be much detail you’ll need to get from Him that is critical to your success. Have you talked to God lately about your assignment?

Take a moment today to do so and wait for His response.

3 thoughts on “God Rewards Those Who Diligently Pursue Him

  1. This lesson is so critical in pursuing your passion! Often times when we are in prayer we forget to ask God or wait on instructions regarding the strategy in how we are to navigate in our pursuit to our purpose.

    We cannot afford to allow doubt or fear to cloud our judgement and we need to be persistent in listening and patient in waiting. When we can hear God, we are tuned out to any other voice!

    Thank you PT for your dedication to our devotion. God is indeed a rewarder of this who diligently seek Him.

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  2. Michael

    Amen PT. We must diligently seek Him in prayer and through reading of the Word. He will reward us if we first seek His Kingdom.

    If we are to hear God speak, we must decrease and silent our thoughts.

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