Diligently Seeking God

Diligently Seeking God

I rise on wings of faith

Jesus draw me ever nearer;                      As I labor through the storm.
You have brought me to this passage;    and I’ll follow, though I’m worn.

May this journey bring a blessing;                      May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart’s testing;      With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;     Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning; Let me love You even more.

Let the treasures of the trial;                    Form within me as I go –
And at the end of this long passage;       Let me leave them at Your throne.


May this journey bring a blessing, May I rise on wings of faith…?  If you have ever heard the song “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer,” you then know what a beautiful song it is. This is a great question from this song.  Personally, I would like to know if that line of the song is true; wouldn’t you? Let’s answer it without speculation or guess work. Hebrews 11:16 says But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” You’ll get no argument from me about that.  Apparently it takes faith. Ok, so then how do we get faith?  Let’s not speculate.  Romans 10:17 says “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” So apparently the words of Christ are where we get faith.  In John chapter seventeen Jesus speaks in detail about the word of God and how men have gotten that word, and then in John 17:17 as Jesus continues his  prayer for these disciples, Jesus says Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” So God’s word, must be where we get truth that we have as the basis of faith!  That seems simple.  I looked up “truth” in the dictionary.  It said that truth is That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.”  So truth is a fact or it is not really truth.  By the way, the dictionary did not mention anything about me having “My” truth, or you having “Your” truth.”  But back to our question at hand.  Apparently if I want truth, I have to go to the source of truth.  Jesus just said that the word of God is truth.  So that must be where I find it.  In perhaps the most quoted section of the bible we read a very interesting sentence or two.  John 8:31 and 32, we read 31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly My disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  OUCH! Jesus puts it very plainly; If you want to be his disciple we have to “continue in HIS word!  Often times I like “MY” word better! Apparently “MY” word isn’t good enough.  I have to continue (or dedicate myself to live) in His word.  If I do, what happens?  The TRUTH will set me free.  The TRUTH will also set you free. His TRUTH! The truth about Jesus!  His words about Him.  Let us all resolve to forget speculation and what you and I have may have heard about the scriptures, and study and KNOW THE TRUTH so HIS truth can set us free.  Only then can we “rise on wings of faith!”