Monday, 19 January 2015

The Journey of Seeking

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.  I will be found by you, says the Lord. Jeremiah 29:12-14 (NKJV)

Seeking God is a journey. It is a path that we all have to take as children of God. Seeking is what we are called to do. Seeking God means to search for Him, it means knowing Him and getting closer to Him. In order for us to truly know God, we have to search. We have to seek. It is our calling and our glory to search Him out. 

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2 (NKJV)

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is His glory to keep it a secret but it is our glory to search it out. Our glory is searching out a matter and that is what God wants us to do. God wants us to search. He wants us to search for Him, to have a passion and a fervent desire to know Him and to encounter Him. When we seek God, His Word says that we will find Him. It is a surety that our search would be worth while. It is surety that it would not be done in vain. We will find God when we search for Him with all our hearts.

When we search for something, we are passionate about it. We say to ourselves, I have to find it especially if it is our cellphone or our house keys. We put every effort into finding these earthly things and that is how we are suppose to be when we are searching for God. We have to be fervent about it, we have to search for Him with all our hearts. Seeking God is continuous. It is something that we have to do continually and never give up. There will be times where we feel barren and dry and where we feel like we are not going any where or that we are not growing but in these times we have to press on. There is never beauty at the beginning of a work of art. It always begins with clay that has no shape and that doesn't seem attractive to the eye. This clay goes through a process of shaping and refining and at the end of it, it becomes something beautiful. God is refining us (Zechariah 13:9).
Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6 (NKJV)

Seeking the Lord is an opportunity that we may not always have. When we die, we will no longer have that opportunity to get to know the King of Kings. We will either live or die eternally. Now is the time to start seeking God. Now is the time to know Him and to encounter Him. Our lives are just but a vapour (1 Peter 4:14) and we are just dust (Psalm 103:14). We really don't know what tomorrow holds but we should know who holds tomorrow.

How can we seek God? We can seek Him by reading and studying His Word. God gave us an entire book that talks about Him and that demonstrates His character and His sovereignty. Reading the Bible is the essence of everything. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. In order for us to have faith and to believe in God, we have to read the Bible. It is the same thing that we do when we want to understand a course or a subject, we read. 

We can also seek Him through prayer. Prayer is having a conversation with God. When we want to get to know someone, we talk to them. We try to find out who they are and what they like. God wants to hear our voice, He wants to hear our prayers (Song of Solomon 2:14). His ears are inclined unto us (1 Peter 3:12).

Let's decide today to seek God with all our hearts. Let's decide today, to know Him and to read His Word. Let's take that step today!

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)


  1. The Lord is worthy of our efforts to seek Him out and He enjoys having an intimate relationship with His creation. I'm so thankful that He esteemed me enough to call me His own!

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