Our Quest for God in prayer should not resemble milk toast.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13.

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Search, darash; Strong’s #1875: To tread, pursue, diligently inquire, seek, search. This word in our text implies a level of intensity beyond what might be considered ordinary prayer. The word “search” and the phrase “with all your heart” suggest an ardent prayer that borders on desperation along with a close pursuit of a desired objective; that implies a diligence in the searching process.

Azariah promises the Lord will be with His people if they “seek” (darash) after Him. Here is another example of God’s emphasis on intensity and diligence in prayer. 2 Chronicles 15:2. Milk Toast prayers will not get it.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 00:20:06

    The darash is something the Christian continues throughout life.

    Lord, help my prayers not be made of milk Toast.

    Thanks for the reminder, Manny.

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