Step 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. … Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
Seek - to try to achieve or obtain something
Prayer - something that is wanted or hoped for very much
Meditation - think about something carefully, calmly, seriously, and for some time
Now we try to be in closer contact with God by regularly talking to Him (praying) and listening to Him (meditation). We seek what God desires us to be and what He desires to be for us. As our relationship with God improves, we understand His will for us and come to rely on His direction and guidance.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
At first we approach in awe and wonderment, and as we gain knowledge through study of the Word and daily reflection upon it we apply this knowledge in our daily walk, with wonderful results. We begin to “understand” God as how His will manifests in our lives. This is the result of our personal relationship with Jesus – a relationship we strive to expand with frequent quiet time and prayer, and one that is personal to each individual. We don’t ask God to do things “our way” but instead seek to know only what He would have us do, one day at a time, even one moment at a time. We trust He will provide us with the strength necessary to carry out His bidding.
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.