It takes an effort.
It takes action.
It takes committment and perseverance.
Living a life of faith is not a spectator sport. God tells me in Proverbs 2 to turn my ear to wisdom, apply my heart to understanding, call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding.
I must look for wisdom and insight like it is silver and search for it as I would search for hidden treasure.
How would I look for hidden treasure? I would research information about the person who hid it which would help me figure out where they would hide it. I would look for a map or any guidance that might be available. And I would search for the tiniest spark, the smallest glimmer which could lead me to the treasure itself.
This is how God wants me – and you – to pursue him.
Taking advantage of every opportunity.
When I do that, I will find him and will be filled with his wisdom and knowledge of him.
Then, I will understand the right and just and fair thing to do and I will find the right path he has prepared for me.
This filling will not happen one hour on Sunday morning. It will not happen in a 5 minute morning devotion.
Living a committed life of faith is not a spectator sport.
Thank you for how clear your word is to us in this area, Abba Father.