Diligently

“Let it be known to the king that we went into the province of Judah, to the temple of the great God, which is being built with heavy stones and timber is being laid in the walls, and this work goes on diligently and prospers in their hands.”  Ezra 5:8

Employers like to see their workers keeping busy.

Lord, may we be found diligently seeking and serving You!  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Found Out

source – realestateinvestoronline.com

If someone visited me today
and checked upon my heart

I pray they’d find it diligently
seeking You, Lord

building upon Your promises
faithfully following through

all that You had asked
and trusted me to do.

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32 Comments

  1. What better way to spend our lives but serving our Lord and seeing the eternal results to our labors! What a wonderful privilege it is to be able to serve our Lord with all our being! Thanks Deb for reminding us of this great need.

  2. Amazingly I just did a podcast on this same topic last week “I called it ” Never Quit” so often we give up right before the blessing only later to wish we would of taken those extra steps.

  3. “…I pray they’d find it diligently
    seeking You, Lord…”

    Instead of brashly proclaiming your diligence in seeking God, you reveal your humility with these few words. I love that about you. And that humility will bring you great honor in your life. God bless you.

  4. God bless you, Deb

    “Lord, may we be found diligently seeking and serving You! ”
    Amen

    Thanks for sharing! May He see me as “faithfully following through” on what I have promised.

    Great post! (as always)…. Thanks for food for thought. Your posts always come at the right moment. Someday we may get to share stories over a cup of tea down here or milk and honey up there, but for now, I will say THANK YOU! for your obedience in sharing these treasures.

    Huggs much!!

    Pensive,
    ann

  5. it is the only way to live!

  6. “Lord, may we be found diligently seeking and serving You!” – Amen!

  7. I have NO doubts about your diligent heart, Sis Deb–but if anybody asks me, I’ll tell them, “I checked–she’s busy 24/7, praising-thanking-seeking-serving HIM.” May God give rest for your spirit each and everyday, sweet sister. love, sis Caddo

  8. Diligence, zeal, enthusiasm, faithfulness, commitment . . . these, and many more should be the visible marks of every child of God.

    Thank you for showing these qualities here – a true example for all who read.

  9. I pray they’d find it diligently
    seeking You, Lord

    building upon Your promises
    faithfully following through

    Good placement of the diligently seeking heart before the activity of “doing” for the Lord.
    I often have frustrated myself in worrying about what sort of service I ought to be rendering when I’ve not yet been properly adjusted on a heart level.

  10. Deb, too long away. I love this post. Diligently seeking and resting him is my front and center goal these days in my circumstance. The larger He is in my ‘viewfinder’, the more He blocks out my view of the painful things in my life. Thank you for this, Deb.

  11. Amen! Longing to do His will more and more.
    Love you 😀

  12. It is a privilege, Rob, to serve Him. 🙂 So thankful that we get to be here now, loving and serving Jesus! God bless you as you help us stay grounded in His Word!

  13. Dear Desiray, I love it when things work together according to His plans and He coordinates messages. 🙂 Sometimes I read the same scripture used in several different places and really sit up and pay attention. God bless you as you stay the course with Jesus today!

  14. Mr. Larry, thank you for seeing things I just never would think of. For me , writing this with Him . . well, I had to be honest. Diligent is a strong word! So praying to really be diligent! God bless you and the life you live for Him.

  15. Love you, Ann full of grace and song, as you seek and serve Him with all your heart. I can’t wait to hear your stories about His glory! 🙂 God bless you and yours, as you faithfully serve . .no turning back!

  16. God bless you, Angel Terry! You are a diligent servant of His, for sure! 🙂 love and hugs for your day!

  17. I’m amen-ing with you, Ted! God bless you and yours each day as you keep looking to Him!

  18. I was thinking this was YOU, Sis of no quits! 😀 God bless you as you faithfully seek and serve Him, with love and tenderness. love you and am praying for you! Thank you for your prayers for us!

  19. You and me, Sis–armor bearers for Life!! Love You!!

  20. I love that! 🙂 And I love you! 🙂 ❤

  21. You know, it’s a lot easier to look diligent on a blog! haha! But I do WANT those visible marks showing, those qualities that help me to glorify Him. You are a treasure, Mentor Angela . .. and the real deal as far as examples go. God bless you and sending lots of love and prayers your way!

  22. What a great observation, sweet Heather! 🙂 I am hearing that one for sure! God bless you as you seek and serve with a right heart set on Him!

  23. Angel A! It’s so good to see you here . .. to hear you and your special wisdom from Jesus. I loved this . . .”The larger He is in my ‘viewfinder’, the more He blocks out my view of the painful things in my life.” I don’t love that there ARE painful things in your life, but I do love that He is bigger, your Comforter, your Peace. God bless you as you keep seeking and asking and trusting Him. love and prayers and thank you for stopping by today!

  24. Love you too, precious and diligent Pat! 🙂 God bless you as you keep trusting and seeking and serving Him with all you got!

  25. I love this poem and am praying it.

    Love,
    Theresa

  26. I’m praying it too, sweet woman of the Word! I know He will help us as we desire it! love you and am thinking of you!

  27. Dearest Deb –
    I don’t even a speck of doubt about what He’d find in your gentle heart.
    You are a joy – to the Father and to us! Certainly to me!
    Debbie

  28. Well, now I’m going to get all blubbery, gracious FF! That’s what you are so good at . . delivering His grace. Thank you for my dose today! God bless you and bring you much joy, as you seek and serve Him with grace and love! And I still owe you an update . . .

  29. Beautiful! I again join you in prayer that we are found to be diligent.

  30. God bless you as you diligently seek out His affirmations today!

  31. A-men Deb! Thank you for sharing such a powerful prayer in poetic form!

  32. God bless you, Pastor J! Thinking of you as you do your chapter charts . . now that’s diligent! 🙂


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