The Search

I was at work the other day mentally writing last week’s post when I felt God telling me that I need to talk about seeking Him.  So I started praying about which post He wanted me to write first: a post about dwelling on our mistakes or a post about seeking Him.  As I prayed about it, I felt Him say that I needed to focus on seeking Him before I could write about it.  So that’s what I did.  I went on a search for God.

I knew I needed to change the way I do things.  I was reading in two or three different spots of the Bible a day, which was awesome, but I was also depriving myself of the time to really dwell and focus on what I was reading.  So this week I made myself a reading plan and I’m only reading in one place at a time. I started searching for God in His word – even in the not so exciting parts – and I found Him.  As a man of God I greatly admire says, “Read the Bible like a treasure map, not a text book.”  When you do, it changes things.

I let myself get totally enveloped in worship. For the first time in a long time I blocked out everything but God and myself and just worshiped Him.  I let the words I was singing ring true in my heart, dwelling on them and sing them to our precious Lord and He showed up.

James 4:8 says, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”

It’s as easy as that, draw close to Him, seek Him, search for Him, expect Him to show up, and He will come close to you.  You will find Him and you will watch your life become more beautiful and enriched by the presence of God.

Experience it for yourself.  Go on the search for God.

“But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for Him with all your heart and soul, you will find Him.” Deuteronomy 4:29

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